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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
Federal bureau of investigation 


In Reply, Pleaae Refer to 
File No. 


New Haven, Connecticut 
July 22, 1969 





RE: BLACK PANTHER PARTY 

HARTFORD CHAPTER 


A characterization of the 
Black Panther Party is located 
in the Appendix. 


FOIA(b) (6) 


The following listed persons are present or past 
members of the Black Panther Party. 


GEORGE W. FOSTER-BEY, also known as William G. 
Foster, George G. Foster; FOSTER-BEY was born 


in Fostoria, Texas. He attended school in Beaumont, Texas. 
FOSTER-BEY had military service in the U. S. Navy, March 28, 1958- 
to November 19, 1959, when he received an Honorable Discharge. 
FOSTER-BEY presently resides 177 Edgewood Street, in Hartford, 
Connecticut, and is now employed by the Community Renewal 
Team im this city. He had formerly been an employee of the 
city, working in tie J. J. MC COOK Memorial Hospital. On 
December 24, 1968, FOSTER-BEY was at a party in Hartford, 
when he identified himself as a member of the Black Panther Party, 
and stated the Black Panther Party was then just starting 
in the city. FOSTER-BEY has not been identified as having been 
attending meetings of the Black Panther Party since that date, 
but he has been observed associating with members of the Black 
Panther Party and has been observed at demonstrations where the 
Black Panther Party have also been observed. 


CHARLES EDWARD LEWIS, also known as "Butch" was formerly 
defense captain of the Black Panther Party in Hartford, Connecticut* 
but he now states that he is not a member, and holds no office. 

LEWIS was born I [ . in Fredericksburg, Virginia, 

and is presently residing with his grandmother, Mrs. MARGARET 
HAVELOW at 208 Barbour Street, Hartford. His parents names are 
not known. LEWIS graduated from Weaver High School and attended 


the Maryland School of Art in New York City to study photography. 
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He was a member of the V . S. Army from December 24, 1964 
to November 29, 1967, when he obtained an Honorable Discharge. 

He served overseas and was an expert with the M»14 rifle 
and BM5Q Machine (Sun. LEWIS obtained employment with the 
State of Connecticut Education Department, and was placed as a 
Recruiter in a pilot program called the "Sidewalk University" 
or Project Matthew, at 2106 Main Street, Hartford. His 
work required that he bring to the school persons who had 
dropped out ©f high school, had been in trouble, and now 
desired to obtain a certificate to testify that they had 
finished high school. Through this work LEWIS was recruiting 
persons for the Black Panther Party. Because of the use of 
the school for purposes other that begone, it was not continued 
after June 1, 1969, and LEWIS was let go by the state on June 15, 
1969. LEWIS ran meetings of the Black Panther Party and attended 
demonstrations, and led one May 1, 1969, in front of the Federal 
Building, Hartford to free HUEY NEWTON. LEWIS has not been 
observed at meetings being held by the Black Panther Party since 
the middle of June 1969. 

DONALD WESLEY MOUNDS, also known as Don-Wesley Mounds, 
born | FoiA(b) (6) I . a t Hartford, Connecticut, resides 78 Westland 
Street, Hartford, Connecticut. His family resides 3 Cambridge 
Street, Hartford, Connecticut. MOUNDS is a former member of the 
U. S. Marine Corps having been enlistdd ff©m March 2, 1966 
to March 1, 1968, when he was given an Honorable Discharge. As 
of May 22, 1969, MOUNDS claimed to be Acting Captain of the 
Black Panther Party in Hartford. MOUNDS stated July 1, 1969, 
he was no longer a member ©f the Black Panther Party in Hartford. 

As of June 6, 1969, he also acted as Political Education Instructor. 


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LEONARD EDWARDS f also known as ’’Lennie” , born | FoiAib>(6) | 
Atlanta* Georgia* resides at 30 Auburn Street* Hartford* Connecticut. 
He is employed toy the Connecticut State Commission ©n Community 
Affairs* Hartford. EDWARDS while out of his work* would spend a ^ 
great deal of time at the Sidewalk University, 2106 Main Street and 
helped LEWIS in his recruiting. EDWARDS has also been observed 
selling copies of the Mack Panther Party newspaper. EDWARDS was 
arrested during riots in Hartford* June 6* 1969* in possession 
of a molotov cocktail. EDWARDS states he is not now a 
member of the Black Panther Party. 

CsERAl-D WILBERT F0TMER3ILL, JR., also known as Mike* 
born I FoiA(b)(6) \ Hartford, Connecticut, resides 14A 
Bellevue Square, Hartford. He is presently a student at 
Southern Connecticut State College. F@THER©ILL now claims to 
be the Acting Captain of the Black Panther Party in Hartford. 

He is leading the Black Panther Party at Rallies and special 
meetings held at this time in Hartford by the Black Panther 
Party. Also* to© is Lieutenant of Security. 

JAMES F. PERRY* JR., born I L Hartford. 

Connecticut* is now residing at 61-C Bellevue Square* Hartford, 
Connecticut. He is a graduate of the Hartford Public High 
School* June 1968. PERRY has stated he is an officer in the 
Black Panther Party, position not given. 

JAMES EDW ARD WILLIAMS* also known as "Chucky 9 ’, born 

I FoiA(b) (6) | Hartford* Connecticut, is residing 53 

Sharon Street, Hartford, and was educated through the 10th 
grade. WILLIAMS stated to Hartford Police he is a member 
of the Black Panther Party. He also claims to be active in 

the leadership of the Black Panther Party but did not give 

the ®®sitlon. [ 

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LEROY WINDSOR BAYLOR, 
Connecticut , 

Connecticut . 


born 


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1 Hartford, 


resides 287 Elm Street, Windsor Locks, 

He was in the U. S. Air Force from August 23, 1965 until 


his discharge December 12, 1966. BAYLOR was married, is 
now divorced. He says he is a member of the Black Panther 
Party and acts as the Lieutenant of Information. He has taken 
part in demonstrations of the Black Panther Party. 


REGINALD FRANK WRIGHT, born I ] , Hartford, 

Connecticut, has been residing at 12 Allen Road, Bloomfield, 
and 78 School Street, Bloomfield. WRIGHT graduated from 
high school in 1965. He enlisted in the U. S. Air Force 
February 4, 1966, until his active duty was up in 1968. 

WRIGHT claims to be Lieutenant of Finance for the Black Panther 
Party in Hartford. 


WILLIAM BAILEY, born in 1952 in Hartford, Connecticut is 
residing at 28~A Bellevue Square, Hartford. BAILEY has been 
identified as one of the organizers of a march by the Black Panther 
Party at the Federal Building, Hartford, May 1, 1969, He holds the 
position of Officer of the Day for the Black Panther Party. 


MARY MATTHEWS, Hartford, Connecticut, publicly stated she is 
a member of the Black Panther Party in Hartford and at a 
rally in Bridgeport, Connecticut, June 15, 1969. She is also 
listed by the Black Panther Party as Secretary of the Hartford 
Chapter. 


born 

Hartford . 


HOWARD EM ANUL BUTLER, JR., also known as "Sonny”, 

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Hartford, Connecticut, resides 60 Capen Street, 


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J He has completed the 9th 


grade of school. BUTLER is thought to be in Charge of Security for 
the Black Panther Party in Hartford. 


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CORNELL HENRI WRIgHT, born \ZZ FOIA(b) (6) L Hartford , 
Connecticut. WREgHT is attending the (greater Hartford 
Community College since January 1969. WRSgSST teas stated fee 
is a «&eaBb@r..:of tfee Black Panther Party in Hartford and on 
July 11 , 1969 , was one of tfee panel at a rally of tfee 
Black Pantfeer Party in Hartford. 

WALTER ALLEN BAILEY, born I FoiA(b) (6) | „ £ n 

Augusta, georgia, resides at 28-A Bellevue Square, Hartford, 
Connecticut, BAELEf has made statements that fee is a member 
of tfee Black Pantfeer Party in Hartford. He is a student at 
tfee University of Hartford, where fee entered September 1968. 
BAILEY feas accompanied feis motfeer in an attempt to force 
scfeool authorities to change tfeeir views on certain matters. 


CLEMENT PRINCE NURSE, born I FoiAtbxe) L at Hartford, 
Connecticut, is presently residing at 129 Hartland Street, 

Hartford. He is tfee first graduate of tfee Sidewalk University. 

NURSE was on duty at tfee Federal Building May 1, 1969, at 
a demonstration by tfee Black Panther Party to support Huey Newton. 
NURSE was observed taking pictures of those that marched, and 
those whom fee thought were police officers. NURSE was questioned 
by the police, and one time stated fee was a member of tfee 
Black Pantfeer Party but after being arrested during riots in Hartford 
in June 1969, fee stated fee was not a member. 


PHILLIP ALVIN WRlgHT, 

Connecticut, is residing at 12 Allen Road, 


born | F0IA < b > < 6 > I, Hartford, 

J) W» V Allen Road, Bloomfield, Connecticut. 

He graduated from Hartford Public High Scfeool, and just completed 
tfee Winter semester at tfee greater Hartford Community College. 

He is publicly known as a member of tfee Black Panther Party in 
Hartford, and on July 12, 1969, made a talk at a rally of tfee Black 
Pantfeer Party in Hartford, where fee stated, ’’the only way to get 
economic and political power is with tfee gun barrel.” 


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(SIMRI PHILLIP ©KEEN, born I FoiAtbitei [ resides 

291 Bellevue Street „ Hartford, Connecticut. (EREEN completed 
the 9th grade in schools in Hartford,, Connecticut . | 

FOIAib) (7) - (C) 

/ GREEN is a member of the 

Black Panther Party in Hartford and appears to Isold some position 
which might be that of a secretary for he takes notes at 
meetings . 

Reverend CHARLES WILLIAM FRANK?, born I FoiAtbwe) L 
Corona, Long Island, resides 214 Westland Street, Hartford. He is 
the past@f of the Rock of Ages Church of God in Christ, 

Hartford. During riots of 1968, FRANKS was urging youths to burn 
a building in Hartford. He was approached by the Black Panther 
Party in Hartford this year and asked to be a spokesman for them. 

FRANKS young son is known to have helped support the Black 
Panther Party at a demonstration in Hartford. FRANKS spoke at a 
rally of the Black Panther Party July 12, 1969, and then 
answered questions from the audience for the Black Panther Party 
after they had been asked by others in the audience. FRANKS was 
in the U„ S. Army from January 9, 1946 to September 12, 1946. 

SAMUEL SCHLEY, born I L at Plains, Georgia 

resides at 42 Kensington Street, Hartford, Connecticut. He is 
a student at the University of Hartford, Hartford, where he has been an 
agitator. He is known to have stated he was a member of the Black 
Panther Party in Hartford, but is not known to have acted as a 
spokesman, or appear at any of the meetings of the Black Panther 
Party held in Hartford. 


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FREDERICK DIXON , born ,^ (b i, ( i ) y — „ ■ I, at Atlanta, 
Georgia, resides 6® Pliny Street, Hartford, Connecticut, is 
employed as a part time cashier at a local grocery store. 

He attends the A. 3E 0 Prime® Technical School when 
not employed. D1X©N is known to have bad at Ms horn© 
overnight guests who included Joudon Ford Deputy Defense Minister 
of the Black Panther Party in $©w York City. DIXON is not 

known to be active in the B lack Panther Party in Hartford. 

Connecticut . at this time . I F0IA(bu6 , 


MILTON E LLIS TOMER, JR., also known as ®Rick", born 

| FoiA(b) (6) i Hartford, Connecticut, resides at 192 Vine 
Street, Hartford, Connecticut, and is employed at the Connecticut 
Talent Assistance Cooperative, 1830 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, 
Connecticut. TOWER claims to be a "Black Nationalist". TURNER 
does not use the expression Black Panther when referring to 
himself, but it is that this is what he means when he talks. 

He is a college graduate and has an MA in Social Work. TOMER 
is Memorably Discharged from the U. S. Army, having served' from 
November 15, 1965 to September 1, 1967. 

WILLIAM ROBERT BELCHER, born I i Hartford, 

Connecticut, is residing at 148 Yine Street, with his wife. He 
is a veteran, having served in the Air Force from August 24, 1962 
to June 22, 1966. BELCHER now works at 45 Canton Street, Hartford-, 
Connecticut, where meetings of the Black Panther Party are held. 

He has attended meetings of this group and has taken part in a 
demonstration by the Black Panther Party at Hartford. 

ALLEN F. SMITH, age 16, resides 117 Westland Street, 
Hartford, Connecticut. He is a dropout from Weaver High School 
due to his failure to meet the standard and maintain proper 
deportment. He is outspoken in his membership in the Black Panther 


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B8&1KTORB 


CHAPTER 




LEROY ELDRIB^E C3LEAYER lias beers publicly identified 
as Minister of Information for the Black Panther Party and is 
presently being sought as a fugitive from justice for unlawful 
interstate flight t© avoid confinement after conviction for 
assault with intent to commit murder. 

A Characterisation of HPEY P. 

NEWTON is included in the 
Characterisation of the Black' 

Panther Party which appears in 
the Appendix . 


On February 26 , 1969 , Detectives W. LABBKE and JOSEPH 
SCHATZ, Hartford Police Departments, observed LEONARD EDWARDS, 
whom the Officers identified from a police photograph. EDWARDS 
was overheard toy the Officers, telling an unknown Negro male 
that all he had to do to join the Panthers was to come down 
to have his picture taken and "we ’ll give you a membership card.” 

The officers observed on the vehicle belonging to EDWARDS a 
decal with an orasg® background and a picture of a Black panther 
in the center. The Officers observed this vehicle and EDWARDS in 
various locations in Hartford, talking to groups of Negro males. 

On March 12, 1969, Sergeant CHARLES CRASSO , JR; , and 
Detective JOSEPH COSTARDO, Hartford Police Department, obtained 
information reflecting that on March 9, 1969, a club house in the 
City of Hartford, belonging to a group known as the Emperors, showed 
a film -about the Black Panthers. The officers learned that the 
reason' "for the showing of the film was to attempt to solidify 
the various youth groups in the North End of Hartford under one 
leadership, which they were told was to be the Black. Panthers. 


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The officers were unable to determine the identity of the 
individual showing the film. 

On March 20, 1969, IKK T-3L advised Is© had been approached 
on March 19, 1969, by CHARLES LEWIS who asked if he would 
allow his sons to join the Black Panther Party. LEWIS 
stated he was then recruiting for the Black Panther Party in 
Hartford and was using the Sidewalk University for the base of 
operations. LEWIS stated that he was being helped in the 
recruiting by LEONARD EDWARDS of Hartford, Connecticut. 

NH T-i asked LEWIS if he could join rather than his 
sons , but LEWIS said no because he was too old and only younger 
people were wanted. 

NH T-2 advised April 25, 1969, that one FREDERICK DIXON 
known to him as a member of the Black Panther Party in Hartford, 
Connecticut had entertained at his home, four members of the 
Black Panther Party from the New York City area. NH T-2 advised 
that one of those attending was JOTSON FORD, Assistant Minister of 
Defense for New York City. 

NH T-3 advised on May 21, 1969, he learned the Black Panther 
Party of Hartford, Connecticut, held political classes on April 28, 
1969, at 2106 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut. NH T-3 advised 
that at this meeting, the active Panthers who knew the 10-10 program 
! v recited it. Those who did not, were assigned certain parts of the 
■k . 26 rules to learn and recite at the next political class. A 
^••discussion was then held on the 11 Points of Liberalism, after 
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NH T-3 advised on May 21, 1969, a central staff 
meeting of the Black Panther Party, Hartford Branch was held 
on April 30, 1969, at 2106 Main Street. It was called to 
order by Captain BOTCH LEWIS. At this time, the source advised 
the strange actions and deeds of field lieutenant, ADRIAN ®SA 
were discussed. The source advised an open meeting of the 
Black Panther Party was held at 7:15 p.m., that evening, at which 
time the demonstration to be held for HUEY NEWTON on May 1, in 
front ©f the Federal Court House at 450 Main Street was brought 
up. NM T“3 advised that who were to wear their uniforms were 
announced and told to meet at 2106 Main Street, in Hartford. 

Those Panthers who were to act as undercover were told to 
come to the Federal Court House between 9:45 and 10:15 as the 
demonstration was to start at 10:00. Visitors were told 
that if they planned to participate, they could meet at 
the ©ourthouse and they were told how to conduct themselves. 

The meeting was closed by the Captain BUTCH LEWIS. 

NH T-3 advised that the regular meeting of the Black 
Panther Party, Hartford Branch, was held at 2106 Main Street, 
on April 30, 1969, at 8:30 p.m., fifteen minutes after the 
previous meeting ended. The source stated that a discussion 
took place concerning the signals to be used to indicate trouble 
at the demonstration on May 1, 1969 at the Federal Court House. 
Source stated that there were three suggestions made. 

1. A newspaper to be held across the faeB. 

2. Hands on face. 

3 . Hand to the heart . 


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It was decided to use the hand on the face, right hand for 
trouble on your right side, left hand for trouble on the 
left side and both hands for trouble. 

NH T-3 advised on May 21, 1969, that a political 
class of the Black Panther Party was held on May 5, 1969, 
at 45 Canton Street, at the Sands Building (South Arsenel 
Neighborhood Development Corporation) . The meeting was called 
to order by Captain BUTCH LEWIS. A discussion was held concerning 
ELDRXBGE CLEAVER’s record and then a question and answer period 
was held about the Black Panther Party. Buttons, ■albums,' newspapers 
and posters were sold at this time. 

NH T~3 advised that the Central Staff Meeting of the 
Black Panther Party, Hartford Branch was held May 5, 1969, at 
9;20 p o t£u Source stated that present were Captain BUTCH LEWIS; 
Lieutenant of Information LEROY BAILOR; Lieutenant of Security 
MIKE FOTMERGILL; Lieutenant of Finance REGINALD WRIGHT j Secretary 
MARY MATTHEWS; Officer -of the Day, BILL BAILEY; Sergeant of the 
Day SONNY MTLER; and Junior Panther Captain BERYL BAILEY. Source 
stated that absent was the Field Lieutenant and Political Teacher, 
DQN-WESLEY MOUNDS who was at New Haven at the State Headquarters . 

The Hartford Courant, a daily newspaper published in 
Hartford, Connecticut, on May 2, 1969, carried an item reflecting 
that the Black Panther Party picketed the Federal Building at 450 
Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut, on May 1, 1969, from 10; 00 until 
11;30 a.m. The article stated that some 60 demonstrators parftddd 
in front of the building as part of the Nationwide Solidarity 
demonstration on behalf of Huey P. Newton, Black Panther National 
Minister of Defense. The group carried a blue penant bearing a 
Black Panther emblem and the inscription Free Huey. The article 
stated that times LEWIS who was in charge of the rally sent one of 
his men with orders to see to it that some of the younger demonstrators 
kept moving in an orderly manner and did not block anyone getting 
in or out of the building. LEWIS said to several reporters , "This 


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"Is going to be a non-violent demonstration. I know a lot of 
people fear we're a gang of thugs and hoodlums. But we're a 
political party not a gang. We’re an army of people who are 
for the people for the depressed people." LEWIS also stated 
that the rally was held in support of NEWTON who is being held 
as a political prisoner and for all black men deprived of trial 
by their peers . The Black Panthers passed out literature to 
passers by asking for the release of all black men held in Federal, 
State, County, and City Prisons and jails. A copy of the pamphlet 
is attached. The pamphlet was obtained from OWEN MC NALLY, a 
reporter for the Hartford Courant who interviewed BUTCH LEWIS concernini 
the demonstration. 

Detective MARSHAL HOPKINS and HARRY TIMMERMAN, Hartford 
Police Department, on May 14, 1969, advised that ^hile making an 
arrest at Brookfield and Flatbush Avenue, in Hartford, this date, 
they observed several cars arriving at this location. The 
detectives stated that the cars contained individuals whom they 
recognized as members of the Black Panthers from Hartford, and one 
of them BUTCH LEWIS whom they knew as the leader of the group in 
Hartford, organized what turned out to be a march of persons up and 
down the sidewalk over a bridge which crossed the park river. 

The bridge is being dramatized as the "River of Tears", due to the 
drownings of several youths from the immediate area. 

NH T-4 advised on May 20, 1969, that he was present when 
Congressman ADAM CLAYTON POWELL came to Hartford, Connecticut, 
on May 18, 1969. Source stated that it had been understood that 
members of the Black Panther Party in Hartford were to provide 
an armed guard for Congressman POWELL’s safety. However, this 
did not appear likely according to the source since the official 
party position was that POWELL had sold out to the "white man" and 
is an enemy to Black Panthers and the black man in general. Source 
stated that about 15 suspected members of the Black Panthers 
were observed outside the hall where KOWELL was speaking, and that 
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attending. Source advised that one of those who was at this 
rally was CHARLES E. LEWIS* otherwise known as BOTCH* the head 
Captain of the Black Panthers in Hartford* who occupied himself 
taking moving pictures of the enforcement personnel in the 
area. 

NH T-5 advised on May 26, 1969* that on May 21* 1969, 
the Hartford Housing Authority for the City of Hartford had 
received a letter from CHARLES LEWIS who identified himself as 
a member of the Black Panther Party in Hartford. LEWIS requested 
that the Hartford Housing Authority furnish the Black Panther 
Party with a community room* whereby the Black Panthers could 
serve breakfast to school children from 7s00 a.m. to 8;15 a.m., 
each morning from Monday to Friday. 

The Hartford Times, an evening newspaper published in 
Hartford, Connecticut, on the date of May 28, 1969* page 4b carried 
an item titled "Panther Breakfast Mobbed." The article stated 
that Black Panther Party fed a virtual army of children today for 
the third morning in a row. The party had opened two breakfast 
centers for school children in Roman Catholic Churches in the North 
End and plans to open a third at a housing project* the Bellevue 
Square Center. The article stated the project is financed by 
donations from black and fehile businessmen and is run by members 
of the Black Panthers and volunteers . Article stated this is 
part of a nationwide movement by Black Panthers to provide breakfast 
for school children. The times article further stated that the policy 
being followed by the Black Panthers in Hartford, to "feed the people" 
is also part of the doctrine of Mao Tse-Tung whose revolutionary 
principles the Panthers follow* one member of the breakfast team 
explained pulling a red bound copy of the Marxist sayings from his 
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anyone from nursery school to junior high. It stated that 
so far, they have not had any problem getting large donations, 
but one Panther indicated he thought some of the merchants 
were "building up credit for the summer" against riots that 
is. The article stated that although Panther politics is not 
dished tp fc fee children along with the food, it is evident and 
apparently aimed at spreading good will for the party among parents. 
The article further stated 'Violence people have the wrong idea 
about us" said one of the Panthers. ’'We’re here to give our people 
political awareness as far as their rights are concerned. I get 
sick and tired of seeing my people beat down,” he said. 

"The police provoke stuff. They’re not here to protect 
the black man but the white man’s property. The white man points 
out a kid on the street and said he broke his window, the cops’ 
mind is made up. If the kid runs, he’s go nna get beat up. But 
he’s scared so he runs. Not all cops and not only white cops, but 
most of them." The article stated that with the children, they 
don’t talk philosophy. When one little girl was afraid to eat, one 
of the workers came out and sat down with her until she could. 

The article stated the Panthers are proudest of the story about 
tie twins who refused to tell the workers their names. All they 
keep saying as they eat is "We’re black and we’r® f>roud." 

NH T-6 on May 22, 1969, advised that DONALD MOUNDS, described 
himself as the acting captain of the Black Panther Party in 
Hartford, Connecticut. Captain ROBERT MERRICK, Patrol Captain, 
of the Hartford Police Department, advised on June 4 , 1969, that 
during the afternoon of June 4, from 4;30 until 7?00 p.m., a 
dance and lawn party had been held at the Inner City Exchange 
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Negro youth in the North End in Hartford. C&ptain MERRICK 
advised the Inner City Exchange is a church sponsored Negro 
civic organisation directed by the Reverend HERBERT SMITH . 

Captain MERRICK advised that at about 7:00 p.m., the lawn party 
hsd broken up as scheduled but that a fight had developed among 
several of the youths present and police were summoned. He advised 
that upon the arrival of the Police , groups of Negro youths began 
to roam the immediate area which is Barbour Street, where they 
began breaking windows in package stores and looting them of their 
liquor supplies. He advised that the youths also stoned the 
police cruisers and by 8:30 p.m., one policeman had been 
injured. Chief ©£ Police THOMAS VAUGHAN had ra®feili®ed his 
other off duty officers who were sent into the area in an attempt 
to control the malicious damage and rioting which was taking 
place . 


NH T-7 advised on June 5, 1969, he had been present 
at the lawn party on June 4, 1969, run by the Inner City Exchange 
and he had noted prior to the beginning off the disturbance that 
there were members of the Black Panther Party present. He stated 
he recognized DONALD MOUNDS whom he knew now as the Captain of the 
Black Panther Party in Hartford, having replaced CHARLES E. LEWIS 
just a few days previously. 


NH T-7 stated that MOUNDS was giving instructions to 
some of his followers telling them that they were to go into 
the crowd and attempt to stir them up to create a disturba nce . 
The sourc e advised that one of the members whom he knew as I 
I ~~1 was one of those who was told to circulate in the crowd 

and tell those that he knew that they were to break into package 
stores and remove liquor. 


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NH T-7 further advised that he recognized 1EQMAKD 
EDWARDS whom he knew as an employee of the Community Affairs 
Department for the State of Connecticut, and also 
as an individual who has associated himself with the Black 
Panthers in Hartford and in particular- with the forager Captain 
CHARLES E. LEWIS. Source stated EDWARDS was giving orders which 
he received from MOUNDS to a GREGORY GREEN and CORNELL WRIGHT. 

The sourc e state d that he did not know what orders WRIGHT was 
given but I I was told to spread the word that there was to 
be a disturbance created and that liquor stores were to be 
looted and the liquor taken to Panther Headquarters . The source 
advised that he knew from their own admissions that both 
GREGORY GREEN and CORNELL WRIGHT were members of the Black Panther 
Party in Hartford. 

NH T=»2 advised on June 5, 1969, that he also was present 
at the lawn party run by the Inner City Exchange and recognized 
several individuals present who were members of the Black Panther 
Party in Hartford, Connecticut. NH T-2 stated that he recognized 
DONALD MOUNDS whom >he knew as the leader of the Hartford Panthers, 
and LEONARD EDWARDS and CLEMENT NURSE, both members of the Black 
Panther Party in Hartford. NH T-2 advised that NURSE was an 
agitator and appeared to be stiring up the crowd but that he 
d.d not observed MOUNDS or EDWARDS doing anything which would lead 
him to suspect at that time that they were involved in the 
disturbance. 

NH T-2 stated that he felt that the disturbance had been 
preplanned and that the Panthers had been a part of this planned 
service and theyaagitated not by anything they said so much as 
rather by the things that they did not do which would make one 
think that they were trying to keep everyone quiet when actually 
they were stiring them up. 

NH T~8 advised on June 5, 1969, he was present on June 4, 
1969, at the lawn party given by the Inner City Exchange ih 



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HARTFORD CHAPTER 





Hartford , 'Connecticut . 

NH T~8 stated fee toad also noted in the group of 
youths present , a number of members of the Black Panther 
Party ana it was tois feeling that they had probably done 
a great deal to stir up the crt&wd at the breakup of the 

dance . 


Ctoief THOMAS VAUGHAN of the Hartford Police Department 
advised on June 9, 1969 , that as a result of the disturbances 
on June 4, 1969, riotous conditions toad developed in Hartford, 
Connecticut, the evenings of the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, 
and eighth and that a total of 45 different business establishments 
had been damaged and broken into and in some cases completely 
looted during this period. He stated that some of the businesses 
had been broken into three and four times during that period, 
as there were not enough police to guard each of the establishments 
and still maintain order in the city. As a result of the 
disturbances, a curfew had been put into effect by the Mayor for 
the evenings of June 6 and 7 and 8 which lasted from 8:00 p.m., 
until 5:00 a.m., in the morning. A number of cruisers had been 
damaged from rocks and bottles, their windshields smashed , two 
had been set afire. There were twelve fires and fifteen false 
alarms turned in and three policemen and three civilians injured 
and a total of 316 arrests made. The Connecticut State Police 
and a portion of the Connecticut National Guard had been alerted 
and were on standby but were not used. 

The Hartford Courant of June 13, 1969, on page 21, reported 
the results of a meeting between the Urban Religious Coalition 
and the Black Panthers which was held at 45 Canton Street, the 
Sands Center. The meeting had been called to score police 
actions and emergencies, particularly the riots which had recently 
taken place in Hartford. The paper reported that the police were 


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HARTFORD CHAPTER 



accused of indiseriroinamt arrests and indiserimin&nt ise of 
tear gas during the disturbances. They said the police were 
disorganized and without leadership during the disturbances, 
and scoffed at the city manager's contention that the disturbances 
were organized. The newspaper reported that about 80 people 
were on hand for the meeting. The meeting was begun by DONALD 
MOUNDS, the tall soft spoke® Panther Captain who urged the people 
to say, "Whatever is on your mind". Responses came slowly and 
when no one volunteered much, MOUNDS told them what the Panthers 
had done Wednesday night, the first night of the disturbances. 

He said, "We were patroling the police. We saw them make false 
arrests and throw tear gas in houses and by dloing dUr thing, 
we made them mad. S© they said to pick us up and some of us 
were arrested. They came info the area like storm troopers." 

MOUNDS said all the trouble started at a block dance when two 
youths got into a fight. He said the police arrived and instead 
of breaking up the fight between the two, they threw tear gas 
into the crowd. He said you don 9 t throw tear gas into a crowd 
nor into a house where there are babies and small kids. The paper 
stated that one lady asked what the Panther 9 ® answer is to all 
that's been going on. "The Black Panthers platform", she was told. 
"Without police protection" she afeked. "We have our own protection. 
We'll police the police", she was told. 

The article further went on to state that LEONARD EDWARDS 
read the following! which described the violence of Thursday night, 
June 5, 1969, as failure of the city to enforce hoxB ing code laws, 
failure to provide recreational facilities for overcrowded housing 
projects and failure to correct outrageous rents being charged 
blacks. LEONARD EDWARDS stated that he obtained the above definition 
from a statement entitled, "What is violence, 99 distributed by the 
Black Advocates for Justice. 



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NH T~9 on June 6, 1969 , advised that as of that 
date, it was his understanding that the following is the 
essential staff of the Hartford Black Panther Party; 

Captain BOTCH LEWIS, although he may have been replaced 
recently for liberalism? 

Field Lieutenant and Political Education Instructor, 

DON WESLEY MOTOOS ? 

Lieut enant of Information LEROY BAYLOR? 

Lieutenant of Security MIKE FOTEEMILL; 

Lieutenant of Finance REGINALD WRMBET; 

Secretary MARY MATTHEWS? 

Officer of the Day WILLIAM BAILEY. 


NH T~5 advised on June 8, 1969, that the Housing Authority 
of Hartford, had given the use of the Bellevue Square Community House 
for the Black Panthers in Hartford to serve breakfast to children 
of school age. Source stated that the Black Panthers used the 
Community House on only ©ne morning and never returned nor has there 
been any explanation for the discontinuance. 

The Bridgeport Post published in Bridgeport, Connecticut, 
under date of June 15, 1969, carried an item entitled ’"Panther Rally 
Conducted No Incidents". The newspaper reported that about 200 
persons heard members of the Black Panther Party talk about the 



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BLACK PANTHER PARTY 
HARTFORD CHAPTER 


Hartford riots, New Haven arrests, ®olice, Black Solidarity 
and the Black Panther Ideals and Programs at a Community Rally 
yesterday in Newfield Park, Bridgeport. There were no incidents 
of violence. One of the speakers was a, MARY MATTHEWS from the 
Hartford Chapter of the Black Panthers who talked albuui the 
Black Panther free breakfast program for school children there. 

She also asked for support for similar program in Bridgeport. 

The item further stated that a Hartford leader of the Black Panthers , 
not named, said that the party was needed to make people aware of 
whats going on so they can improve their condition for themselves. 

NH T-7 made available a leaflet on July 11, 1969, entitled 
"Rally Attention People" which advertised a rally for July 12, 1969, 
at 5:00 p.m., to be held at 45 Canton Street, where any questions 
people might have concerning the Black Panther Party would be 
answered. A copy of this leaflet is attached. 

NH T-7 advised on July 12, 1969, that he had been present 
at the meeting at Sands, 45 Canton Street, on July 12, 1969, 
called by the Black Panther Party. He advised that DONALD MOUNDS 
has been replaced as Captain and that MIKE FOTHERGILL has taken 
his place. Source advised that the Black Panther Party is trying 
very hard to recruit the younger boys and girls between the 
ages of 16 and 17. He stated that they have a junior panther 
group and that this is the age where they would be placed. Source 
stated that between 60 and 70 people were present , both Black and 
White. He stated that people were searched as they came into the 
room and that there were body guards both at the platform and 
around the Hall. Source advised that CORNELL WRIGHT, cJAMES PERRY, 
FOTHERGILL, ALLEN SMITH and PHILLIP WRIGHT were all speakers, at 
the rally as was a Reverend CHARLES FRANKS. Source stated that 
FRANKS advised that he was hoping to coordinate a planned boycott 
of all white businesses in the North End of Hartford so that the 
white businessmen would be driven out of that area. CORNELL WRIGHT 



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said that the Black Panthers were behind the Boycott as this 
was in line with their 10 goint Program. 

The Hartford Courant of July 13, 1969, page 12C carried 
an item concerning the rally. The article stated that Power 
and Unity is the theme of the Black Panther rally. The article 
stated that one of the Black Panthers shouted to the group 
"Brothers and Sisters, we must stick together to survive." 

Another speaker stated that he felt sick because so many 
influential people had been invited but had not come to the 
rally. The article stated that the Panther speakers attempted 
to convince their black "brothers and sisters" that "we ’re not 
a street gang but a political party". The paper stated that 
most of the talk from the platform at the front of the room 
dealt v with Black Panther Party doctrine which is frankly sumed 
up in the clench fist salute "All Power to the People, Black Power 
to the Black People, Panther Power to the Vanguard." The paper 
stated that Panther CHUCKY PERRY, a tall lanky Panther leader 
said after a pause, that the North End had no political leaders 
who sincerely represented the black community. He said the party 
which formed in Hartford in early April is itself operating without 
a formal leader. BUTCH LEWIS, the Chapter’s first Captain left 
the party and has not yet been replaced PERRY said. Party 
membership figures are confidential. Throughout the late -1 afternoon 
rally, PERRY and his "brothers" criticized blacks beyond the room 
for their lack of initiative to link minds and votes. The paper 
further stated that CHARLES FRANKS, Minister of the Church of God 
aid Christ who commented on the fragmentation among the Black 
Community, said "The first thing we must do is to change our 
attitudes. As long as they are up in the high strung areas, 
we’ll never be able to get together." He concluded with the 
omnibus statement "Whatever your bag may be, get with it, stay 
with it and respect your leaders." 



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HARTFORD CHAPTER 


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The Hartford Times, dated July 13, 1969, on page 4b 
carried an article concerning a rally which was titled, 
"Panthers Power With Gun". This paper stated that speaches 
ranged from moderate to militant, and Hartford's Black Panther 
leaders told youngsters at the rally last night that the 
"Future of the country is in your hands," and that the "only 
way to get political power is with a gun." The article stated 
that the Panthers used only their first names and referred to 
each other as "brother". Each began his remarks with the chant 
"All power to the people, black power to the black people". 

The paper stated that Panther PHIL WRIGHT then recited the 20 
Point Panther Program and told the audience the only way for 
blacks to get political and economic power " is with a gun 
barrel". He said Panthers learn to operate and service weapons 
properly and use them 'bnly when necessary", for protection of 
Black People. The paper reported that the rally was called to 
clarify what one speaker termed "greatly distorted reports of 
Panther activities", allegedly appearing in the mass media. 

"We are not a bunch of hoodlums and street gangs." He said the 
Panthers are "a legitimate political party" that provides free 
breakfast for needy Ghetto youngsters and legal aid to blacks 
who have been arrested. The Hartford Courant of July 18, 1969, 
on page 32 carried an item, "Fire destroys two warehouses". It 
reported that there were two warehouses on the North End of 
Hartford on the corner of Windsor and Suf field Streets burning. 
They contained paint and other building supplies. The paper 
reported that more than 100 people watched the fire from across 
the street and they began to yell, "Burn baby, burn". The 
fire was declared out about an hour after the first alarm was 
rung. 


Two men who identified themselves as members of the 
Black Panther Party said building codes and zoning laws should 
be enforced more strictly so that such as the two warehouses 
would not be dangerous to neighborhood children. Angry at the 
circumstances which allowed the fire to burn, they said, "All 
Power to the Fire. Let the street burn." 

This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the 
FBI. It is the property of the FBI and is loax^ .to your agency; it 
and its contents are not to be distributed outside your agency. 



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Of ' Prisoner at San Louis' Obispo Ken’s Colony will be brought to the 
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another. He killed no one and the 'wounded officer, Freye, testified 
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APPENDIX 



BLACK PANTHER PARTY, aka 
Black Panther Party for 
Self-Defense 


According to its official newspaper, the Black 
Panther Party (BPP) was started during December, 1966, in 
Oakland, California, to organise black people so they 
can take control of the life, politics, and the destiny 
of the black community. It was organised by BOBBY GEORGE 
SEALE, BPP Chairman, and HUEY P. NEWTON, BP® Minister of 
Defense. NEWTON is presently serving a sentence of two to 
fifteen years on a conviction of manslaughter in connection 
with the killing of an Oakland police officer. 

The official newspaper, '’The Black Panther", which 
further describes itself as the "Black Community News Service"’, 
stated that the BPP advocates the use of guns and guerrilla 
tactics in •"its revolutionary program to end oppression of the 
black people. Residents of the black community are urged to 
arm themselves against the police who are consistently referred 
to in the publication as "pigs" who should be killed. 

"The Black Panther" issue of September 7, 1968, 
contains an editorial by BPP Minister of Education, GEORGE 
MASON MURRAY, which ends with the followings 

"Black men, Black people, colored persons of 
America, revolt everywhere. Arm yourselves. The only culture 
worth keeping is revolutionary culture. Change. Freedom 
everywhere. Dynamite. Black Power. Use the gun. Kill the 
pigs everywhere . " 

Included in the introduction to an article appearing 
in the October 5, 1968, edition of "The Black Panther" is the 
statement, "...we will not dissent from American Government. 

We will overthrow it." 




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APPENDIX 


2. 


BLACK PANTHER PARTY, aka 
Black Panther Party for 
Self-Defense 



Issues of "The Black Panther” regularly contain 
quotations from the writings of Chairman MAO Tse-tung 
of the People’s Republic of China and feature MAO’s 
statement that "political power grows out of the barrel 
of a gun." 


The national headquarters of the BPP is located 
at 3106 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California. Branches 
have been established at various locations throughout the 
United States. 





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APPENDIX 


• ■— 

MUSLIM MOSQUE , INCORPORATED (MM I) 


The March 13, 1964, edition of "The New York Times", a daily 
newspaper published in New York, New York, contained an article 
on page 20 which indicated that MALCOLM X (LITTLE), former 
national official of the Nation of Islam (NOI) , who broke with 
the NOI on March 12, 1964, publicly announced in New York City 
on March 12, 1964, that he had formed the Muslim MosQue, Incor- 
porated (MMI). The MMI, according to the article, would be a 
broadly based politically orientated black nationalist movement 
for Negroes, only, financed by voluntary contributions. In this 
public statement, MALCOLM X urged Negroes to abandon the doctrine 
of non-violence when it is necessary to defend themselves in the 
civil rights struggle, and he also suggested that Negroes form 
rifle clubs to protect their lives and property in time of 
emergencies in areas where the government is unable or unwilling 
to protect them. 

Incorporation papers of the MMI filed on March 16, 1964, with the 
Business Section, Clerk of Courts, New York County, New York, New 
York, reflect that the MMI was incorporated under the Religious 
Corporation Law of the State of New York to work for the imparting 
of the Islamic Faith and Islamic Religion in accordance with 
"accepted Islamic principles". The principal place of worship to 
be located in the Borough of Manhattan, New York, New York. 

The May 23, 1964, edition of the 'New York Amsterdam News”, a 
weekly Negro newspaper published in New York City, contained an 
article by columnist JAMES BOOKER in which he indicated that he 
had heard that the visit by MALCOLM X with Muslim leaders during 
his African tour has changed him to become soft in his anti-white 
feelings and to become more religious. 

On October 6, 1964, a confidential source advised that the MMX is 
apparently affiliated with the true orthodox Islamic Religion 
through its affiliation with the Islamic Foundation(of New York), 

1 Riverside Drive, New York City. The only teachings of the MMI are 
on the Islamic Religion, 






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MUSLIM MOSQUE, INCORPORATED (MM I) (continued) 

This confidential source advised on May 17, 1965, that the head- 
quarters of the MM I are located in Suite 128, Hotel Theresa, 

2090 Seventh Avenue, New York, New York, where they were establi- 
shed on March 16, 1964. These headquarters are shared with the 
Organization of Afro-American Unity, Incorporated (OAAU) which 
was also headed by MALCOLM X. 

MALXOLM X was assassinated on February 21, 1965, while addressing 
an OAAU rally at the Audubon Ballroom, Broadway and 166th Street, 
New York City. 

This same confidential source advised on September 8, 1965, that 
the activities of the MM I following the death of MALCOLM X were 
limited to the teaching of classes in the Islamic religion and a 
class in judo for self-protection. These classes were held re- 
gularly until the latter part of July, 1965, when they were dis- 
continued. Since then, the MMZ has held no meetings and there has 
been absolutely no activity by the MM I which appears to be com- 
pletely "dead". 




In Reply, Please Refer to 
File No. 


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
Federal bureau of investigation 

New Haven, Connecticut 

JUly 22, 1969 


Title 


BLACK PANTIER PARTY 
HARTFORD CHAPTER 


Reference Memorandum dated and captioned 
as above. 


All sources (except any listed below) whose Identities 
are concealed in referenced communication have furnished reliable 
info xroat ion in the past. 




V 


This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI. It Is the property 
ol the FBI and 1s loaned to your agency; It and Its contents are not to be dlotrlbuted outside 
your agency. 


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7/22/69 


AXRTEL 


TO: DIRECTOR, FBI (105-165706-32) 


FROM: SAC, NEW HAVEN (157-1079) (P) 


SUBJECT: BLACK PANTHER PARTY 

(HARTFORD CHAPTER) 
(HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT) 
HM - BPP 


Re: Bureau airtel to New Haven, 6/25/69. 


Enclosed herewith for the Bureau are 8 copies of an LHM in 
- instant matter. 


The sources utilized in instant LHBS are: 



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NH 157=1079 





This LHS3 is marked "CONFIDENTIAL” to protect informants 
of continuing value. 


Copies of this LM have been disseminated to 108TH MI Group, 
Hartford; Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Division, Hartford; 
United States Attorney, Hartford; and Secret Service, New Haven. 


EXTREME CAUTION MUST BE EXERCISES) DURING ALL ENCOUNTERS WITH 




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FD-36 (Rev. 5-22-64) 


Transmit the following in 


Via AIRTEL 


Date: 7/23/69 


(Type in plaintext or code) 


(Priority) 


FROM 


S DIRECTOR s FBI (105-165706-32) 

i SAC, NEW HAVEN (100-19186) (P) 


SUBJECT; BLACK PANTHER PARTY 
RM-BPP 


For the- informtion of all offices receiving this 
communication, the enclosed information ms made available 
by Inspector STEPHEN AHERN, New Haven, Conn PD ok 6/5/69. 

It was obtained from BPP headquarters , 365 Orchard St., 

New Haven, Conn., oa 5/22/69, in a search ‘'Incidental to the 
arrest" of three members of the BPP of New Haven for the 
torture -murder of ALEX RACKLEY alleged BPP member from NYC 
who was believed to have been a police informant . 

In view of the pending trials of several members;;,, 
of the BPP in New Haven, the NHPD has specifically requested 
that the enclosed information be handled discreetly and in 
a confidential manner, for intelligence purposes only at this 
time . Care must be taken to protect the source and substance 
of the enclosed material in the covering of logical leads 
in order that local prosecution by the NHPD will not be 
jeopardized. The enclosed information is not being disseminated 
outside the Department of Justice. Further dissemination 
may be made after the completion of the above-mentioned trials. 

The enclosed information is a xerox copy of the 
addresshook of ERICKA COZETTE HUGGINS, a member of the BPP, 
originally from Los Angeles and presently incarcerated in 
Niantic, Conn. 

2 - Bureau (Enc. 2) (RM) 

1 - Los Angeles (157-1503) (Enc. 1) (EM) 

1 - Boston (157-654) (Enc. 1) (RM) 

1 - New York (.100-161993) (Enc. 1) (RM) - - 

1 - Chicago (157-1291) (Enc. 1) (RM) m 

1 - Charlotte (157-6109) (Enc, 1) (RM) ndamd 

1 - Columbia (157- ) (Enc. 1) (RM) DM — — 

2 - San Francisco (157-1204) (Encs. 2) (RM) 


New Haven (l-157~1032=Bridgeport BPP) 


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political education instructor for the 
She has been praised by the national leadership of 
and described as the "only tiro© Farther in 


of 
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Connecticut 


in view of the fact that EEICKA HTOGINS has bee® 
identified as the political education instructor for the BPP, 
State of Conn. , and in view of her complete dedication to the 
BPP organization and philosophy, the names, addresses and 
telephone numbers contained herein are being famished to all 
receiving offices for their information. Wew Haven will 
index where appropriate the names, addresses and telephone 
numbers of know®'. BPP members within the State off Conn. 



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UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 
MEMORANDUM 


August 6 , 1969 


TO 


FROM 


SUBJECT 


SAC, NEW HAVEN C 


SA JOHN A. DANA HER , JR. 

BLACK PANTHER PARTY 
HARTFORD CHAPTER 
BPP 


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GERALD F0TM2RGILL, .aks, like, had 


, advised 7/12/69 that 
taken the place of DON 


WESLEY MOUNDS as. the Captain ©f the BPP in Hartford, Conn. 
He stated the Panthers are now. on a recruiting drive to 
recruit young teens . in. the movement. He -also stated that 
Reverend CHARLES FRANKS, a self-appointed preacher, has a 
great deal of influence on the BPP and they go to him for 
advice . . . / ' / • 


stated a BPP Rally was held at 45 Canton Street, South 

Arsenal Neighborhood Development Office 7/12/69, and observed 
about 60-70 persons in attendance. He stated the door guards 
were the Jr. Panthers and they searched those who entered the 
hall. 


The rally was run' by MIKE'. FOTMERC ILL, ALLEN SMITH, JAMES E. 
WILLIAMS and ,v Chucky ,# ' PERRY. I I advised all of these 
spoke and h e fel t they were trying to gather supporters to 
the cause. I I also stated that an unrecalled person read 
from a red book which was the teaching of the Chinese Commun- 
ists . 


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1291 (G.FOTHERGILL) 

129C (ALLEN SMITH) 

1198 (JAMES WILLIAMS) 

1217 ( "CKUCKY" PERRY) 

800 (CHARLES LEWIS) 

1248 (GREGORY GREEN) 

1212 (DONALD MOUNDS) 

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At the rally also were two people who identified themselves 
as being a part of the Elackstone Rangers from Chicago. 

They wanted the Panthers to join with them. • •./ 

I I advised that a LEON JENNINGS, a young teen, was 

probably a leader in the Jr. Panthers for he was giving 
orders to those on guard duty. 

CZIZDadvised 7/14/69 he had attended a meeting of the 
Elackstone Rangers at 57$ Barbour St., Hartford, the home 
of one of the leaders, a MELVIN BRASWELL. The other leader 
is a BRUCE RYLES of . 105 Kensington St.' Both stated they 
had been to Chicago and had been members of the group there, but 
were now in Hartford trying to recruit others, and wanted to 
attempt to join forces with the BPP. 


I I the meeting where this was brought up was held 

7/15/69 at 57^ Barbour St., and about 14 people were present, 
among them were FOTHERGILL, CHARLES LEWIS, BRUCE RYLES and 
MELVIN BRASWELL who ran the meeting. | | stated RYLES sat 

through the meeting holding a shotgun in his lap. He was not 
observed bringing it to the meeting. 



_Jfor the BPP had expectations of luring federal 

agents to a spot where they could be photographed. If this was 
successful, then the same tactic would be used to bring police 
to the spot so they also could be photographed. 

I I GREEN was some officer, perhaps secretary for he made 

notes as to the time the discussion began and when it ended. He 
had noted this also took place the day before on Barbour St. 

I I advised 7/23/69 he had observed ALLEN SMITH and RONALD 
FREEMAN out selling the Black Panther newspaper and posters of 
HUEY NEWTON. He stated he learned all regular meetings of the 
BPP are being held at 45 Canton St., and special meetings are 
now held at 57^ Barbour St. in conjunction with the Blackstone 
Rangers . 

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I I ALLEN SMITH advised the BPP breakfast 

program is going to start again in September and the BPP 
is now in the process of collecting money to keep it going. 
He stated they will collect from any person who will gi ve . 
but right now are trying to concentrate on businesses. | 
stated SMITH seems to have made this his project. 

Most meetings at 57| Barbour St., are held at 4:00 PM and 
during the afternoon before the meeting those who will at- 
tend meet in the playground of the Inner City Exchange at 
101 Nelson St., across from the Barbour St., address. 



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August 7 , 1969 


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BLACK PANTHER PARTY 
HARTFORD CHAPTER 
RM - BPP 


Enclosed are two series of pictures taken by news 
media in Hartford, Connecticut, at a rally of the BPP 7/12/69. 

It is requested four copies of each negative be 
processed and returned to New Haven. If the negatives can 
be enlarged for identification puxp>ses, it would be appreciated. 

The negatives should be returned, separated, so that 
they can be returned to the "Hartford Courant" and the "Hartford 
Times . " 




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OPTIONAL FORM NO. 10 
MAY 1062 EDITION 
GSA FPMR (41 CFR) 101-11.6 

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

Memorandum 



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SAC, NEW HAVEN (157-1079) 

FROM : 

$ 2 * 

f SAC, NEW YORK (100-l6l993) (P) 

subject: 


BPP- HARTFORD CHAPTER 


RM 


date: 8/13/69 


Re New Haven letter, 8 / 7 / 69 . 

^ - Enclosed are 4 copies, 8 X 10 of pictures taken at 
BPP rally, 7/12/69. Also enclosed are negatives, separated 
and in original, envelopes in order that they can be returned 
to the "Hartford Courant" and the "Hartford Times". 



New Haven (looks) (RM) 

(1 - 100 - 19186 ) 

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SAC, NEW HAVEN (157-1284) $P) 


SA JACK U. RICHARDSON 


BLACKSTONE RANGERS 
RM 


8/13/69 


•'FOIA(b) (7) - (C) 


On 8/12/69, LT. JAMES JOR DAN, Juvenile Div . , Hartford, Conn 0 P.D. advised 
that at 11:30PM 8/10/69, I l f age 13, and f l age 15, 


were apprehended by ROBERT FRANKLIN, 57 Winchester St,, Hartford, as they 
were attempting to set fire to his camper truck. The youths were brought to 
the P.D. and questioned concerning the incident. I I told the officers 

that a women in a Pontiac (identity not known t o him) who was accompanied 
by MELVIN BRASWELL, offered both he and | | $5 o 00 if they would burn t he 

truck. 




told the officers that he has been a member of the Blaekstone Rangers 
for the past month he stated the headquarters for the group is in the rear at 
Barbour St,, Hartford. He stated that the school is operated by MELVIN 
BRASWELL, his brother, LYNWOOD BRASWELL, BRUCE RYLES, and his brother, WAYNE 
RYLES, He advised that the BRASWELLS reside at the Barbour St. address while 
the RYLES reside at 105 Kensington St., Hartford, 


stated that he attends classes given by the above individuals where 
instruction is given in how to construct fire bombs, how to start riots, and 
ways to "get” police officers, I I stated further that a lot of guns 

are locat ed at the headquarters and that any member can get a gun and holster, 

I ~1 stated he has no knowledge of the above cache of guns, but said he 

had heard this was true, 

LT JORDAN stated that based on the above information, the police obtained 
a search warrant at 3AM 8/L1/69, and conducted a search of the premises at 
57s> Barbour St,, He stated they were admitted with no problem by MRS QUEEN 
DAY, the mother of the BRASWELL brothers. They completely searched the 
attic apartment where the headquarters is allegedly located and found 4 
rifles; one Japanese bolt action rifles; a Harrington & Richardson "TopperS 
model 158 12 guage shotgun ; a 22 caliber rifle "Ranger" with no firing pin 
or bolt| and a dismantled 12 guage shotgun, LT. JORDAN stated that none of 
the weapons were in operating condition. He stated they also found some holster, 
and 4 boxes of Black Panther literature. 

He stated MELVIN BRASWELL xvas presnt in the apartment at the time of the 
search and admitted running the school "to teach young children". He did not 
elaborate. 


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Lt JORDAN stated the 
at U7h Woodland St., 
wanted nothing to do with the boy. 


LT JORDAN stated that 
a detention home. He stated investigation is continuing in an attempt to 
identify the women who offered money to the boys to set fire to aforementioned 
truck. He stated they are pursuing this investigation in the hopes of im~ 
plicating | ~| in order that he can be arrested. 


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Hartford and when contacted advised police that he 



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ROBERT mmiAS, mvis M&QGtGP, WMNB-W Channel 30-NBC, 1422 
Now Britain Avonu©, West Hartford, Connecticut „ made 
available August 8, 10891 a reel, of TV n&s& containing 
tw® iasldonfcs Tilled by this station of BPP eetiv&tios 
In Hartford, Connecticut. 

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B8861AS stated raosst of the ''reel contains a pr© : ss conference 
bold by CHARUSS LEWIS /then captain of the Hartford BPS?, 

In ESarch 1989. ©a the earn© real, htod about the last ainut© 
of running tiaa will he found pictures of a march held 
by the BPP in front of the federal Building , Hartford , 
©oaoeelicut, ©a ffla& 1, 1969.; 

BG8CL&S stated the film can be kept toy the SBX/'but if ‘ 
this is done, it must toe available to Channel 30 for at 
legist a year. So stated it can ho duplicated' by the Bureau 
if it so wishes, and the original returned. •' . y . 


New Haven has not reviewed this film. i! " 

Enclosed for the Bureau is the 16 on film of BW news 
release and march of BFP, S2ay 1, 1969y : ;.: ,; ;;\ V; '. ; 






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By WILLIAM J. PEREZ 
A cadre of Black Panthers 
from Boston, New York and 
Baltimore has moved into New 
Haven, replacing eight party 
members who were arrested in 
May in connection with the slay- 
ing of New York party member 
Alex Rackley. 1 
Rackley’s death has triggered 
the arrest of 15 Black Panthers 
across the country, including 
party national chairman Bobby 
Seale. 

The new Panther leaders ref- 
use to say how long they have 
been in the area. But it is clear 
[they are newcomers. They are 
barely familiar with the leader- 
ship of Panther units in other 
state communities and weren’t 
|even aware the city of Water- 
bury existed. 

D ouglas A . J&randa. 20, of 


Doughs A. 
Boston, capta: 


, — . — , -^.Tain ot, the New Ha- 
jven Panther unit, 'is currently' 
out on $6,500 bond on a charge 
of threatening a federal officer. 
Stolen Car Incident 
The charge stems from an in- 
c ident w hich occurred when he 
a'fid T<ShF“ other Panthers were 


stopped by the FBI in Union on 
Aug. 7 in a car reportedly stolen 
in Seattle, Wash. 

“We are here to liberate and 
serve the people,” a Panther 
spokesman who w<Md only 
identify himself a s Rosooe s aid. 

“Seeing that there"hae been 
an arrest here in Connecticut, 
involving political prisoners, we 
are here to show the people the 
reason for the arrests.” 

Roseoe claims that the eight 
Connecticut Black Panthers ar- 
rested in connection with the 
Rackley killing were 'framed by 
the FBI in order to give’ feder- 
al agents an excuse to arrest 
the national party leadership. 

“J. Edgar Hoover called ’the, 
Black Panther Party the most 
dangerous subversive group in' 
the country and this is all a plot! 
to destroy us,” Roseoe contin-l 
ued. 

The Black Panthers first 
made" news in Connecticut late 
last year when Jose- Rene Gon- 
zalvez of Bridgeport announced 
he had been sent to the state by 
the party national headquarters 
in Oakland, Calif. 


According to the present lead- 
ership in New Haven, Gonzalvez 
has since been expelled from 
the party and “denounced to the 
people as a renegade.” 

The Panthers publish a week- 
ly national newspaper which] 
publishes names of expelled 
members. 

According to Bridgeport po- 
lice the Panthers have been in- 
actived since the arrests in New 
Haven. 

“They’ve either stopped oper- 
ating here or have gone so far 
underground that we are not] 
aware of their a c t i v i t i e s,” 
Bridgeport police Capt. Willard 
H. Stevane said. 

Gonzalvez reportedly fell out 
of party favor when local 
Panthers began suspecting he 
was pocketing funds being sent 
to them from national head- 
quarters. Gonzalvez dropped out 
of sight shortly after the New 
Haven arrests. 

Clerkly Paul McIntosh, who 
as early as last February 
claimed to be lieutenant in 
charge of information for the 
Bridgeport unit, left-4hc~c4ate 


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and is reportedly in California 
after he was arrested in connec- 
tion with the death of a man 
from what police believe to be 
an overdose of narcotics. 

The new Panther leadership 
reported the national party has 
no information '^bout McIntosh, 
nor o n Butch Lewis identified 
as a former Hartford party cap- 
tain. , V. 

At present, the most notable 
Panther operating in Bridgeport 
is Larrv Townsend. Police de- 
scribe him as\tne most outspo- 
ken party member in the area. 

Townsend, a smallish, affable 
man refused to discuss Panther 
operations in Bridgeport, refer- 
ring all inquiries to the head- 
quarters in New Haven. 

The most noticeable Black 
Panther activity in Bridgeport 
is the free breakfast program 
for children. * 

Townsend explained that food 


is solicited from communil 
merchants and prepared at pi 
sent at his home at 470 Broad 
St. 


He expects that as the pro- 
gram grows, it will be moved to 
a church hall which has been 


made available to the party. 

He explained that the free 
breakfast program has "just 
started 


liT Bridgeport a nd that 
although merchant response 
has been very good, the party 


has experienced difficulty in get- 
ting children to turn out. 

“Apparently many of the par- 
ents are hung up with the idea 
of admitting they can’t feed 
their own kids,” Townsend said. 

“The. people can’t believe 
there isn’t a catch to this,” Ros- 
coe said later in New Haven. 
“They’ve been fooled so often 
by the white man that they 
can’t believe that we are trying 
tofl show them they can fe«d 
ir family without having to |o 
;ging to the white establish- 


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Jacob, another Panther leader 
at the New Haven headquarters, 
said the mission of the Panthers 
in the Elm City is to set up a 
free breakfast program, free 
health clinics, and liberation 
schools. • . . 

Liberation schools Roscoe said, 
are to teach the people in the 
community that they are being 
oppressed by the rich of the so- 
ciety through the use of “lies, 
brutal police tactics and cheat- 
ing merchants.” 

The Black Panther definition 
of current American society is 
anmittedly Marxist. 

J| “We are internationalists; we 
are trying to help all oppressed 
minorities of the world, not just 
the blacks,” Roscoe said. 


They'- admit they are revolu- at the jail; and at the court 
tiOriaries, but deny 'they are house. Heavily-armed FBI 
arming \ themselves, or em-j agents and policemen guarded 
brace tactics of violence. . I both , buildings, some from roof-' 

. “We are teaching 'the people j tops. •*. 

to help themselves to free their.j “If a highly sophisticated city i 
mindsi If the people-want a rev- jjike. San Francisco had felt it] 
olution, then the people must de- necessary to take such mea- 
cide hpw the'; revolution will [ sures, what will it be like if] 
take place. We are opposed to Seale is extradited and tried: 
killing and war,” Roscoe said, here?” one policeman asked. 

“H o \v eve r, we also have | Police . are wondering how; 
learned that to stop war, you. many Black Panthers will con-! 
must make war,” he continued, j gregate. in New Haven from | 
Unofficial ’sources report that (across the country for the trial.! 
New Haven police believe the Said Seeking Support. 

Panthers iii New Haven are! Police .claim the local Panth-i' 
arming themselvs. ; • jers are' trying to rally support: 
The Panthers, deny it; ; claim- Lfrom the community and from ]; 
ing this to.be. another establish- radical left elements for a dem-i! 
ment; lie to : discredit the j party ! onstration if Seale Is brought 'to ‘i 
in the community. • . | New Haven. ij 

; SDS Link Feared . ! ' Roscoe. denies this. i] 

Although unwilling^ to make “If . the' community feels it] 
comments on the Panthers in j wants to . rally for Chairman I 
the light of. the, pending trial: of i Bobby, then. the community will;, 
Sdale ih New-Haven, v there are have to organize it. We are here 
indications that both the; New to set up free breakfast pro- 
Haven police and the FBI are 1 grams, health centers and liber- 
concerned about a possible linkjation schools,” he said, 
between the Panthers and.Stu- The picture in Hartford is 
dents for a Democratic Society, jsomewhat different. 

A recent New Haven rally was | “The Black Panthers have 
co-sponsored by. the SDS and! never seemed to.be as militant 
the Panthers, ' [here as in other cities,” Hart- 

New Haven police are also! ford Detective Capt. Joseph Civ- 
concerned about, security mea-jittolo said, 
sures for the anticipated trial of. ! Although- they appear at dis- 
Bobby Seale. ! turbances and rallies, he said, 

aWhen Seale was arrested and there have been no arrests of 
presented in a San Francisco ] Black Panthers as party merp- 
court in late August, on a mur-|bers, although a few of them 
dqr charge stemming from the: have been arrested on charges 
Rackley killing, extraordinary; apart from their roles in ttfe 
security measures were taken Panthers. , • 




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9/23/G9 


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TO; BlRSCNSi, FBI (1©MS5768>32) 

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SUBJECT; SLACK mm m PARTY 

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| FoiA(b) ( 7 ) - (D) L advised on 9/22/60 tie 

attended a BPF saeetiag on 0/20/69 at Hew Haven, Conn., 
at 789 Orchard St. 


Present were 22 persons from Hartford BPP Chapter and a 
jEao who said he was from Boston and is reorganising 
the Conn. S©W. WEAVER advised that five members from 
Hartford, Conn., were to travel to Boston end would he 
there for an unspecified tias to talc© leadership training „ 
Five other© are to be sent to Haven for two sooths 
for training 4 


InYorisiani was unable at this time to identify only two of 
the fiv e going to Boston; CORNHJL HENRI WRIGHT, SOB 
|roiA(b) ( 6 )| , Hartford* S’?* 1 , 155 lbs;, Afro with part in ©iddl© 
gla eg^i &u rk eoaplexion, brown eyes? BRUCE STEVEN KYLES , 
DOB I FoiA(b) ( 6 ) | at Hartford, 6°2" e 176 lbs., partial Afro, darfc 
ccsapiesion* brown eyes. Identities of others, if learned, 
will be furnished Boston, as well as photos when obtained. 


2 Bor ban (105.185708) 

3 Boston (1 1S7-G54; 1 157~MXRANDA> 

1 San Francisco (157-1204) (info) 

7 Hew Haven <2 J8&s3M88) 

(: KT57-lQ 7& Hartford Chapter BPP) 
(1 157-1318 HIRAHD&) 

(1 157-1310 RYLES) 

(1 157-1558 C* WR 2 G S 5 1 ) 

(iL FOIA(b) ( 7 ) - (D) l 

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UHSUB. believed WUGLA3 ffiMNDA from inforaant s deser*ptxon, 
stated all prders fpr Counscttcut BPP come from Boston and 
be gill give them to local personnel * 


Boston atfeeiapt to Identify tfo® course to be taken, duration, 
and identities of those involved . 

Mev? Raven will continue efforts to identify parsons undergoing 
training in Kew Haven „ 


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Transmit the- following in 

Airtel 




Date: 9/9/69 


(Type in plaintext or code) 


( Priority ) 


To: SACs, Albany (100-19705) 

Baltimore (157-3241) 
Boston (157-654) 

Buffalo (157-689) 
Charlotte (157-6109) 
Chicago (157-1291) 
Cincinnati (157-2346) 
Cleveland 
Dallas 

Denver (157-160) 

Detroit (157-3075) 
Houston 

Indianapolis (157-1061) 
Jacksonville 
Kansas City (100-12571) 
Los Angeles (157-1503) 
Louisville (157-811) 

From: Director, FBI (105-165706) 

BLACK PANTHER PARTY (BPP) 

•RACIAL MATTERS 


Milwaukee (157-600) 
Minneapolis (157-525) 
Newark (100-49194) iq/Q , 
t-New Haven (100-4r9-t8')~ < r 
New York (100-161993) 
Oklahoma City 
Omaha (157-403) ' 
Philadelphia (157-2004) 
Pittsburgh 
Portland (157-392) 
Richmond 

Sacramento (157-52) 

San Diego (100-13978) 

San Francisco (157-1204) 
Seattle (157-807) 
Springfield (157^1053) 

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Information has been developed by our Los Angeles 
Office that attorneys for the BPP are preparing, on a nation- 
wide basis, a chronology of alleged repressive acts committed 
against the BPP by law enforcement agencies. This chronology 
reportedly contains 150 pages and will be used as the basis 
for law suits against certain law enforcement agencies. ;For 
your information such suits will probably attempt to enjoin 
the agency from conducting an investigation or taking action 
against the BPP and its members and it may also attempt .to 


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determine what investigations are being conducted along with. . 
investigative techniques being utilized. In addition, the 
Los Angeles source advised that the BPP plans to make September 
•'Political Prisoners Month," during which it will publish in 
certain cities cases of repression against the BPP in those 
cities. i; 

All recipient offices should closely review future 
issues of the BPP newspaper "The Black Panther" and remain 
alert for local publications or functions by the BPP publicizing 
so called acts of repression by law enforcement against the BPP. • 

When such acts are publicized, the office covering the locality 
where the act occurred should immediately submit a letterhead 
memorandum (LHM) containing details of the BPP publicity along’ . 
with full details of the facts surrounding the incident publicized. 
In the event full details of the incidents were previously 
reported, ■ a succinct summary of the facts should be included •. 

in the LHM, and, the report or LHM containing full details of 
the incident should be specifically identified on the cover 
pages. 

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In the event legal action is filed by the BPP against 
the Bureau locally or against a local law enforcement agency 
alleging repressive acts, submit an LHM indicating that the 
action was filed along with details of the facts in accordance 
with the above instructions regarding publicity. If an action 
is filed against the FBI locally, you should, of course, 
immediately advise the Bureau by the most expeditious means 
necessary, furnish full details along with three copies of the 
pleading in order that the Bureau can advise the Department. 

In the event of such a suit against a local law enforcement 
agency, you should also attempt to obtain and furnish the 
Bureau three copies of the pleading. 



Page 49 







August 20, 1909--We heard this 
morning that our Chairman haj: 
been arrested and charged with] 
•;!' unlawful flight. to avoid prosecu-| 

' won.” We realize that the repres- 
sive tactics of the fascist gestapo 
troops of America are stepping up, 
but- we cannot afford to let them 
totally -destroy the Party or its 
leadership. We have to fight “tit 
for tat." When they sharpen their, 
swords, we must doubly sharpen! 
ours. 1 

It is needless to say that the peo-'. 

: pie are confused at this point astoi 
what the Party’s politics are. They | 
are not to threaten or harass the ; 
people. The blundering of the mass' 

' media and of the power structure 
I must not be misinterpreted. The 
Party is neither vicious nor dog- 
, matic, but we are fighting for the 
liberation of oppressed people and 
the people of the third worlds 
<5 We know that the fascists have no;- 
ejvidence with which to . hold Chair-] 
rnan Bobby, so we demand his re - 1 
lease. We demand the release of alllt 
political prisoners. It is clear that | 
;they (the reactionary power struc-j 
ture) are trying to remove the head ! 
of the Party so that the body will ] 
Jdie. They tried with Huey, El- 1 
Idridge, and countless.others;butit; 
won’t work. The Party will never; 
die because the people will neverl 
fallow that. We must continue to or- J 
ganize around. the issues that af- < 
feet us politically and economically | 
iso that one day the people will rise] 
like a mighty storm.. ..they will!] 
smash all the trammels that bind; 
them and rush forward along thej 
road to liberation. - ' 


! F— - THE PIG. FASCIST DOGS! 
They cannot break our spirits; ] 
we will win! . • I 
Free All Political Prisoners!, ■ ji / 

.Long live our revolutionary. Oon-j • f 
tral Committee!' . "• all '■ 

(Our spirits are with you, Chair- ] - 
man Bobby) 

EricSu Huggins / ^ 

F ranees Carter . • 

'Peggy Hudgins - 1; 

[Rose Smith 

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; glioliHcnl Prisoner/!! '■ i 


(Indicate page, name of 
nowepaper, city and state.) 

THE BLACK PANTHER 
San Francisco, Calif. 


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I - By WILLIAM J. PEREZ ' . stopped by the FBI in. Union on According to the present lead-; 

• ' A cadra : :q£* Black Panthers Aug. 7 in a car reportedly stolen ership in New Haven, Gonzalvezj 
$ from Boston, New York and in Seattle, Wash. has since’ been expelled from 

° Baltimore has .hibved 'into New “We are’ here to liberate and the party and “denounced to the 
a Haven, replacing eight party serve- the people,” a Panther people as a renegade.” . : , 
e members’’’ who - were arrested in spokesman who would -only The Panthers publish a week- 
= May in connection with the slay- identify himself as Roscoe said, ly national newspaper. ; which 
^ ing of New York party member ’“Seeing that there-'fias been publishes ~zzr-zz zi zz~'"~ J, 

.1 Alex Rackley. ■ - , t > ' an" arrest here in Connecticut, members. - • 

« Racktey’s death has triggered involving political prisoners, we According to Bridgepor 

c the arrest of 15 Black Panthers are here to show the people the s 

■i across the country, including reason for the arrests.” ,’j 

0 party national chairman Bobby Roscoe claims that the eight: Haven. 

1 Seale. •••". • I-. Connecticut Black Panthers' ar-| “U!— , ... r . . 

5 The new Panther leaders ref- rested in connection 'with’ t’ne’ating here or have gone so far; is Larry Townsend. Police de- 
fuse to say how Jong they have .Rackley killing were framed by* underground that we are not[scribe him as the most outspo- 

been in the area. But it is clear! the FBI in order to give feder-jaware of their activities, 
they are newcomers. They arejal agents an excuse to arrest; Bridgeport police Capt. Willard j 
barely familiar with the leader-jthe national party leadership. •' |H. Stevans said. |man r 

ship of Panther units in other! “J. Edgar Hoover called the. Gonzalvez reportedly fell out ^operations in Bridgeport, refer- 
state communities and weren't Black Panther Party the most. of party favor when local [ring all inquiries to the head- 
'even aware the city of Water-] dangerous subversive, group, in Panthers began suspecting he; quarters in New Haven. . 

bury existed. ’ 'the country and this Is all- ^ plot] was pocketing funds being sent! The. most . noticeable. Bi3ck; coe 

? Douglas A! Miranda, 20, of, to destroy 'us,” Roscoe contin-’; to them from national head- [Panther activity in Bridgeport |- T , 

'Boston, captain oFlbe New Ha-’ued. '.. ' - [quarters. Gonzalvez dropped out] is the free breakfast program] (j y jj, e 

'yen Panther unit, is currently] . The Black Panthers first , of sight shortly after the New; for children, ... 

■out on. 56,500 bond on a charge made news in Connecticut late Haven arrests. ' ] Townsend 

of threatening a federal officer, last year when Jose Re ne G_o n-| Clerkly Paul McIntosh, who; EKZg;sscg5Eg; 

Stolen Car Incident , ■ ' . zal_vez of Bridgeport announced] as early - as last February [begging to* the white establish 

'The charge stems from an in- he"had been sent to the state by [claimed to be lieutenant in JflQCX OH P<12C 2 jment.” " - 

ck'ent which occurred when he the parly national headquarters [ charge of information for the <-?. , 1 1 j . , • ■ ' - ji 

anil four other Panthers were! in Oakland. Calif. v •’ . 'Bridgeport unit, left the state sssssssssEmm SSS SSm 1 See NEW, 1 age 20, Col. 3 jj 


in overdose of narcotics. . r Ke expects that , as the pro- 
The new Panther; leadership | gram grows, -it will be moved to 

names .of . expelled [reported the national party has * ’ ’ 

no information about McIntosh, 

■t po- nor' on Butch. Lewis, identified 
lice the Panthers have been in- as a foraierHartford party cap- breakfast 
!] activod since the arrests in New tain. - ?'• . ■ ' •' ; 

[Haven. . At, present, the most notable although 


a church hall which has been- 
made available to the party. 

He explained that the free 

program has just 

[started in ’ Bridgeport and that 

— - , . !„L. merchant response' 

‘They’ve either stopped oper - 1 Panther operating in Bridgeport ] has bcon very the party. 

r rr a j bas experienced difficulty in get- 

, ! ting children to turn out. ... 

”jken party member in tne area.| “Apparently many of the par- 
ownsend, a smaliish, affable j en . s are - bun g U p \vith the ide 3 
refused- to discuss Panther j admitting they can’t feed 
’* "" 1 jtbeir own kids,” Townsend said.. 

] “The people - can’t believe 
■ there isn’t a catch to ibis,” Ros- 
said ‘later in New Haven., 
j“They’ve been fooled so- often 
; white man that they 
] can’t believe that we are trying 
i to show them- they can feed 
:j their family without having io go 


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> tContinpcd from Page 1) ■ 
Jacob, another Panther leader 
[at the New Haven headquarters, 
said the mission of the Panthers 
iin the Elm City is to set up a 
free breakfast program, free 
health clinics • and liberation 
[schools. .' •■ 

: . Liberation schools Roscoe said, 
i are to teach the people in the 
[community that they arc being 
oppressed by the rich of the so- 
ciety through the use of “lies, 
brutal police tactics and cheat- 
ing merchants.”' 

The Black Panther definition 
of current American society is 
admittedly Marxist. ’ 

'/|We are internationalists, we 
are trying to help all oppressed 
minorities of the world, not just 
th/1 blacks, /’.Roscoe said. 


They - admit they are revplu 1 1 at ' the jail; arid at 'the court;' 
tionaries,- but deny they , are ho u s e.- tHeavily-armTd~FBlj 
arming .themselves,- or', em-lagerits and policemen guarded! 
brace tactics of violence. ;."''; ! both buildings, some from roof-j 
. “We are teaching the -people j tops.' . ■ { .- >; •■•■-1 

to help themseives to free their “If. a highly sophisticated city] 
minds: If the people want, a rev- like San Francisco had felt it. 


olution, then the people must de 
cide how the revolution will 
take, place. We are opposed to 
killing and war,” Roscoe said. 

“H- owever; we also have 
learned That to' stop' war, you 
must make war,” he continued. 

Unofficial sources report that 
New Haven police believe the 
Panthers 'in New. Haven are 
arming themselvs.: •< 

The Panthers deny it, claim- 
ing this to be . another establish- 
ment lie to discredit the -party 
in the community: 

SDS Link Feared. • ■ . i ' - 


necessary to take such mea-: 
sures.what will it be like if 
Seale is extradited and tried, 
here?’’ one policeman asked. •■! 

Police are wondering how! 
many Black Panthers will con-j 
gregate in New Haven from] 
across the country for the .trial. 1 
Said Seeking Support ,1 

! Police. claim the local Panth-i 
ers are trying to rally support- 
from the community arid from/ 
radical left elements for a dem-: 
onstration if Seale is brought to' 
New Haven. ' , ; ... i 3 

Roscoe denies this. >. . 


■ Although Unwilling : to maker ITf the community feels it- 
comments on the : Panthers ; in ; wants to rally for Chairman 
the light of the pending trial: of j Bobby, then the community will- 
Seale in New Haven; there are .have to organize it.' We are here, 
indications that,- both, the New to set up. free breakfast pro- 
Haven police and the FBI are! grams, health centers and liber-': 
concerned about a possible link] ation schools,” he said. ' .‘ '. ■!/ 
between the Panthers and Stu - 1 The picture in Hartford is; 
dents for' 'a Democratic. Society, somewhat different. 

A recent New Haven rally was ; “The Black Panthers have; 



P. police/ — — „ 

concerned. about security mea- J ittolo said.' ' 
sures for the anticipated trial of i Although they appear at dis-.. 
Bobby Scale.’ . /• ' llurbnnccK nml rallies, In; said,! 

When Seale was arrested and, there, have been no aiTosis of' 
presented in, a San' Francisco I lllack Panthers as party, ineiu- 
oour,l. in laic August on a uliir-jbera. although a few (ifj llii’in / 
dor ijeharge stemming' from Ihe 'have been arrested on u larges,* 
Itackley killing,- extraordinary j apart from their roles in tho . 
security/ measures '/were; taken Panthers. ... 




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AT NEW HAVEN: 


Will review the enclosed material set forth in BPP 
report dated 7-24-69, for leads and indexing# 


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NH 100-19186 


C. Hartford Chapter 


On the following pages are Xerox copies off documents 
which were obtained from Black Panther Party Headquarters , 

365 Orchard Street, Apartment 13 „ New Haven, Connecticut, by 
the New Haven Police Department in a search incidental to 
the arrest of three members of the Black Panther Party on May 
22, 1969. 


The original documents are being retained by the 
New Haven Police Department, New Haven, Connecticut, for possible 
use in the trial of several BPP members charged with the murder, 
kidnapping and binding of BPP victim ALEX KACKLEY, of New York 

City. 


1 . 

Central Staff 


2 . 

News pa per Sa les 


3 . 

Letter "To Whom It May 

Concern 

4. 

The Black Panthers of : 

Hartford 

5. 

Hartford Organization 


6 . 

Interviews with WALTER 

DIBBLE 


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-Rep6rt>$ 
April: 28, 1969:? 

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April 3P , £196? : /The Central Staff of the Black. Panther Party, Hartford 
v ; ; Branch -was held in ; the ./ North. End - Street Academy, April : 30, .: 

- 1969 and was called to order at' 12: 1 5 PM by the Captain, . 

r_ jt* v j f Butch Lewis. ■ " Present 'V/ere I,t . ,' of Security, Mike 
: ■ ; , . Fathergill, Officer of Cay; Bill. Bailey and Secretary,. Mary 

Absent were. Field Lt., Adrien Dea and Lt. of ; . 
Information, Leroy Baylor. :> 'li : '.‘i/V "'■■■; ■•'■'. '." 

Discus sed was the; strange actions; and deeds of the Field <M •£?£$?« 
Adrien Dea. Five: main points were' brought out:(l) The • . ' .. 

speaking, engagements.' Adrien Dea are setting up at UCONN are 
have nothing, to .do.; with the : Black Panther Party, (2) We ' 

*« % t have a problem of -knowing where • Adrien is at times (3) Adrien/;’;?*; 

,->;.V ; ‘ .recently moved : in. .the ^south' -end of .Hartford ( 4 ) Adrien has been, 

1.;;' i bringing "unknown' 1 ., poor!? to- Meetings.’-- Example: Monday, 

i&ig’wf April 28th Cecil- Hanks; originally, from Cleveland, Ohio . now^t^-^S? 

•*> residing at 12 V. r ill*rck $treet.fca;ne*to Political Class W3th*n^&^ 
' Adri en . Dmirig .class] and during, the'.'. question/answer period :% 
Cecil Hanks took' not es i\h-. Cecil- ‘told one sister that 'Adrien. '*«; 
anc * he wer . old drinki rs. ’ c op ies ; Ad rien doe sn 1 1 dri nk ) . lAter 
■ ' he told, the .iarr.c ; :u?tcr he 1 s k::o wn Adrien Tor only 6 hours 
\ 14 ^ ® o i* c corning to- t n g . PoxltiLcal Cj.as s . (5) Adrien must. have 

at all times.-!'''; »| ~ ft './■?.. .-V-.y >•!.;, r 1 * IplWfi 

The Central Staff ' Meeting •' of ythc ./.Black Panther Party, Hartford’; 
Branch was closed at 1:20 ■ FK by the Captain, Butch Lewis. f’!-;"; 

? " • i 

April 30, :j19.69»l;vThe . open meeting of the. Black Panther Party, Hartford Branch 
. ... :.• was held at. the'.: North;. End Street Academy, April 30, 1769 

* » i and was called to. order by the Captain, Butch Lewis at 7:15 PK.'v 

f «':f;;!.^K?^Vn^#..Present. .were' •thirtyrthr.e.el people of which were Panthers, ■•.. 

Discussed was the demonstration for Huey Newton, May 1st •' ;.‘ r ’>'.'^§£ 
at ten AM in- front, of -the : Federal Court House, 450 Main Street. 
The Panthers who are . to v.-car their uniforms were announced and :/:./.; 
told to meet at the ‘North End Street . Academy by 9:30.; The 
Panthers who were.. to act as undercover, were told t 0 | come to, 
the Federal' Court House! between 9:45 and 'IQ: 1 5.; . . . v : ' 

The visitors' were areVpl.-ur-ning to' participate were, told of 
the place at which.-thelcjcmonstration was to be, held, , how to-.- : !'4v ; v-i 
'J ' y v. ’ • conduct, themselves , and ‘the.-tir«/{. 

; s /The open meeting :of the Black Panther Party, Hartford Branch , 

‘ j’*'. was closed by Captain,- '.fut'ch- Lewis: at 8:15 PM. /,;' 






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April 30, -1969«;/ The' regular meeting cft'the Black" Panther /Party, Hartford Branch ; ;v|^ 

held at the . North ; Erid , Street. Academy,' ’-' April 30, 1969 and 5;^;^ 
1 ' was called to order by tiic Lt./'of'.Socurity, Kike Fathergill, 8«30'PK; 

! ^»fel^^H®5P5rdsent';were;22 Pantncrs.-J- - 

to- indicate trouble or 'th 0 i':- ! -!-’'fe ’.y 


,'Di scusoed wa s a signs I >• t dgust o. 



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section during the demonstration 
. three suggestions: (l) newspaper 
on- face and (3) hand to the heart 
, r or.' the face . ••• Right hand for- \h; : 
!, left hand for trouble, on your 


April ;30/ ii969 ^ gattie r ing of : iw opla i O'. O 
tomyrrow, ; Kay -1st. vWfe-'h 

*• ' ' J ' across the/face (2).' hand 

'V ’ v ^ It was, decided to use 'ha 

trouble ' on ; : your.. right,;. 3i 
^ side , ana -both hand 
/ V ' K 7 ’ * ,* ! The ‘ regular meeting fcf-.-t 

Branch was closed ia t^?LlO. . PK; .’6y 


Hartford 

Kike 


Adrien Cea was suspended today 
|V'He is: to turn in a daily 
i n : th i s > r eport . r ■ 


9 SPECIAL NOTE: V Field • I.t 

at 12:01 a. m., 1 for 30 : da 
VV , record , which will -be .indues 
A ?:• /. .? #.•]•.>■" 

&9 : • IIV 'The . Political Class of 
Branch was held in . the 
£.££^*7:05- PK and was •’.‘called. 
Present wore 33 people 

\ \\ ^ Discussed was. Eldririgo’ 

Si i I V' V .que 3tion/ answer pec . 

. Buttons, albums, ne: 

''y'.&'-gr Eight people: (joined 

nV’iM^-The 1 “ . . 

Branch was closed a 


the'.' Black Panther Party, Hartfor 
SANDS. .building , Kay 5, 1969 at:-, 
to -.ord erf. by ••Captain,. Butch Lewis 
’'VA .pf which are Panther s.VVJfV 
- Cleaver I s record. Wo then had 
iod; about -the, Black Panther Party. V: 
we paper si and! po sters were sold. ; '}0^A 
• which now .brings the, total to 33* 

Political'- Clas3- : of. 'therBlackiPanther Party, Hartfoi 
^;'PM'iby.;-Lhe';\Captaih,'': Butch • Lewis. 

the Black ; Panther . Party, Hartford 
SANDS'; building, Kay 5, 1969 at* 
'ci’Captaiiiy Butch Lewis, Et of 
tylorVkLt . of ; .SocurityV Kike fathe 
;• Reginald' Wright , Socrotary, Kary 
Day; Bill': Bailoy, Sgt. of Lay, . So 
»r Captain;- 'Beryl Bailey.: Absent 
ir- Political Teacher, Don-Wesley _ 
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FD-302 (Rev. 4-15-64) 


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


Date May 7, 1969 


On May 1, 1969, Mr. WALTER DIBBLE, WDRC News, 
Hartford, Connecticut, interviewed BUTCH LEWIS, Black 
Panther Captain at a rally conducted in front of the Federal 
Building in Hartford, Connecticut, which called for the 
freeing of HUEY P, NEWTON, a national leader of the Black 
Panther Party. The interview was as follows; 

DIBBLE; ’’For those who don't know the purpose of today's 
demonstration, would you explain what this is all 
about?"' 

LEWIS; "The demonstration today is about HUEY P . NEWTON, 

Minister of Defense for the Black Panther Party 
is going on his second trial in California. Basically, we 
feel that all over the United States that he has been unjust 
tried for a murder that he didn’t commit. The Officer FRY, 
that was there when the other officer got killed, testified 
in court that HUEY P. NEWTON did not have a gun, did not see 
a gun in his hand at anytime, so therefore, we feel he has 
been unjustly tried and so this is why we’re demonstrating 
from coast to coast. 

’’The other reason is that we feel that all black 
people have been unjustly tried because no people from their 
peer group which the Constitution states you should have 
someone from your peer group on your trial, see, and we feel 
that black people are very - getting unjust trials in the 
United States courts. This is why we're demonstrating here 
and there will be demonstrations all over the United States 
today . 


”HUEY P„ NEWTON also is a political - the reason he 
got two to five, two to fifteen years because he’s a political 
prisoner, we feel and this is why this is why ELSWORTH (El.DRIDGE 
CLEAVER) also is in exile because of, you know, we feel he is 
also being persecute! by his jury trials and they, they also 
feel he did something wrong by not contacting his parole officer. 


On 5/1/69 at H artford, Connecticut F;io # NH 100-19186 

by SA JOHN A. DANAHER , JB./clf/lm e 215 Date diclated 5/5/69 

This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI. It is the property of the FBI and is loaned to 
1 /’fib 08 focfd ( 3 ntS t ,l a ! ge 0t be distributed outside your agency. 



NH 100-19186 
2 


OIBBLEs v "How long will the demonstration last today?' 1 ' 

LEWIS? ‘"Three hours at the most, We'll leave* a ad this will 
be a non-violent demonstration. In three hours when 
the people get tired, we’ll just leave, and that will be it. 

We’ll leave orderly like we came orderly and this is how we'll 
leave - all together,” 

DIBBLE; "Have people any reason to fear the Black Panther 
organization?” 

LEWIS; ”Ho, a lot of people feel that we are a gang of hoodlums 
who have been called hoddlums, people that run around 
beating up people, we are a army of people that are for people, 
we are the tools of the people in the street, anybody, the 
depressed people basically. We are also starling a breakfast 
for school children which will go into effect next week, 
hopefully. We’re talking to ministers that will donate their 
churches and we will furnish food plus all cleaning up and 
everything. We’re not, we’re political party, we’re not a 
gang as a lot of people say.” 



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FD-302 (Rev. 4-15-64) 



FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


Date May 12 „ 1969 


Iff „ WALTER DIBBLE, WDRC News, Hartford, Connecticut,' furnished 
the following tape recording of a BPP Press Conference held at 
45 Canton Street', in Hartford, Connecticut, by BOTCH LEWIS, 

©m April 30, 1969 0 

BOTCH LEWIS sp@k© as follows: 


"My nans® is BOTCH LEWIS, Defense Captain for the Hartford 
Branch of the Black. Panther Party. All power to the people, 
black power to black people, panther power to the vanguard. 

1 would like to read our press release to the press. 



:r: 


"We wish t© make the masses of people aware off Huey P. Newton, 
Minister of Defense, a political prisoner at San Luis 
Obispos (phonetic) Mens Colony, will be brought to San 
Francisco Federal; Building, May 1, 1969, at 10:00 a.®., 
for appeal. Huey P . Newton was 'charged, with killing on® 
officer, wounding another. He killed no on®, and the wounded-'' 
off icer -testified that ..he did not see a gun in the hands of Huey P. 
Newton, at any time. -Huey ;Was, convicted of manslaughter and was 
sentenced to two t© f iff-teen years . Across the Nation, we will have 
a solidarity demonstration at the Federal Court House in each 
state where there is a Panther Chapter putting in each 
Racist Court hanging jury. All concerned people should come to 
the Federal Court House, Thursday, May 1, at 10:00. a.m., at 
*50 Main Street, Hartford. Point 9 of our 10 point program 
H® want freedom for all black men held in Federal Courts, 

State, County and City Jail prisons. Point 9 of our 10. 

'Point program.. . we want all black people when brought to trial 
to be tried in court by our jurors, our own peers from their 
black communities as identified by their Constitution of the 
United States. All power to the people , black power to black people, 
panther power t© the vanguard. I “11 turn you ©veaN to JOSE 
GQNZALVES. • « 


r “”. i.Rirst of all, I°d like to start out with the free 
breakfast tm JOSE was talking about. This hopefully 


„ 4/30/69 t Hartford, Connecticut ' NS 157-800 

On at : _ : File # 

SA JOHN A. DANAHER, JR./mej ' 5/6/69 

by ! iDate dictated : 

Thi's document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI. It is the property of the FBI and is loaned to 
125^fff r .99 r id?$'§ I i ent £a^e n< d''^ 0 be distributed outside your agency. 



’’will to® within tw© ©tow 1 ©!®® within the Morth Emd of Hartford , 
where w® hop® t© get kids from the area ©ff Bellevue Square, 
and the Brown area 0 The students that don't go to school and 
that g© to school with th® empty p we hope to better their 

domditions toy letting th®m have toreahffast in the morning. 

A lot ©ff th® students go t® as©!©®! without breakfast in the 
morning and this to®©®m®s a very toad disciplinary action and 
when you’r® hungry, y®u ©an’t think and you cannot really 
d© anything iff y«® a r@ hungry and a lot off teachers don’t 
understand this because they ©om® ffr©m ©^tsideitf the community 
where they eat three «iw@ meal® a day whereas the oppressed 
community which w© live in, the students that go to school on 
®B^5V stomach does not eat three square meals a day, because 
som^&mes h@ cannot affff@rd it ®r his ..family has such large 
kid® in the family that they cannot afffford three seals, therefore, 
they 0 11 haw two,- sometime®, on® meal. This way we hope that 
the breakfast ff@r s©h®ol children will start a new thing for 
the student and give him a to@tt@r ©uta®@l)s on life and also that this 
is tax deduciatol® t® all people that are interested in donating 
ff@©do You ©an donate ff®®d toy Just ©ailing 278~6947. Your checks 
y©u ©an send t© US Bartoour Street, Hartford p Connecticut, c/o 
But©h ILewis, Slack Panther Party. The other thing we hope 
t® d© i® better ©nr community and we°r® mot gangsters like a lot 
•if ©ff people think we are,, W® ar® educated people and we want 

©nr people f© to® educated also, and this is why we ar© working 
hard and w© gonna wear a let t off shoes out and a lot off tires on 
dar®, to help these students „ Wemnt a better community, we don’t 
want any more Windsor Street thing® like this where the 
Power Stfflucture has completely evaded themselves away from the 
problem and <s>ff what’s going on in Hartford and this is what we hope 
t® do, toy having a ®la©k Panther Party in Hartford and we hope that 
all p@®pl© that ar® listening will ©©me ..out May 1, at, ,450 Main ■ , 
Street, at the federal Court Souse and help us to prove ouffselves 
that we are a strong party in Hartford and that the community will 
support u®, black and whit® 0 This 1® all right now l have to say 


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reiiaoi© i&fcvauRt&aa In tfe@ ^asi » «i&<3 has peroftnesit T 
symbol number 9$ Wh f»3), todviaod of ifc© Sfitf© Panthers ■s&o 
a*© receiving 3,c&4msMp training ia Boots®, am i» &&&8339L2* 
mmm t e&a %h® otises* .to mm®. 

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^feotqgrap&a of above* Individuals sot available, 

Znioriz&nt stated after tho five individuals} ree®ivo$ -fbaiT 
leadership imiatagj' is Boston, ©111 return to Hss© Efevea 
fm m InwfiBllMi as&iginsessfc. 

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I 


FD-36 (Rev. 5-22-64) 


\ 


F B I 

Date: 9/30/69 


Transmit the following in 

Vin AIRTEL 


(Type in plaintext or code) 


(Priority) 


TO : DIRECTOR, FBI (105-165706-Sub 32) 

FROM : SAC, NEW HAVEN (100° 19186) (P)‘ 

SUBJECT: BLACK PANTHER PARTY 

NEW HAVEN DIVISION 
RACIAL MATTER 

PERMANENT T SYMBOL ASSIGNMENTS TO INFORMANTS 

Re: Bureau airtel to Albany and other offices dated 8/19/69, 

regarding assignment of permanent T symbols to Informants 
who provide substantive information regarding the Black 
Panther Party (BPP) . 

For the information of the Bureau and recipient offices, New 
Haven has made the following additional assignments of 
permanent T symbols: 


2-Bureau 
1 -Albany 
1-Bal timer e 
1-Boston 
1-Buffalo 
1-Charlotte 
1-Chicago 
1-Cincinnati 
1-Cleveland 
1-Dallas 
1-Denver 
1-Detroit 
1 -Houston 
1- Indianapolis 
1- Jacksonville 
1-Kansas City 
<3^New Haven ' 
TFM/mec 
(37) 

REGISTERED MAIL 


(100-19705) 
(157- 3241) 
(157- 654) 
(157- 689) 
(157- 6171) 
(157- 1291) 
(157- 2346) 


(157- 160) 

(157- 3075) 

(157- 1061) 

(100-12571) 

(100-19186) 



1- Louisville 

1-Milwaukee 

1-Minneapolis 

1-Newark 

1-New York 

1-Oklahoma City 

1-Omaha 

1-Phi lade Iphia 
1-Pittsburgh 
1-Port land 
1-Sacramento 
1-San Diego 
1-San Francisco 
1-Seattle 
l“?Springf ield 
1-Los Angeles 

Searched 

Se darned 

Indexed 

i5?-!ote7I 


(157- 811) 

(157*- 600) 

(157- 525) 

(100-49194) 
(100-161993) 

(157- 403) 

(157- 2004) 

(157- 392) 

(157- 52) 

(100-13978) 
(157- 1204) 
(157- 807) 

(157- 1053) 
(157- 1618) 



(/ 


Approved: 


Sent 


. M Per 


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NH 100-19186 




NH T-3 

NH T-4 
NH T-5 

NH T-6 
NH T-7 
NH T-8 
NH T-9 


(Established source) 


Police Department, Hartford, Connecticut. 

I . Detective Bureau, 
Police Department, Bridgeport, Connecticut. 
(Established source) 


FOIA(b) (7) - (D) 


In accordance with Bureau instructions in first communications 
in which a new permanent T symbol is utilized for a new source 
of substantive BPP information, the cover communication will •. 
note after the source "(New permanent T symbol number)". 


-2*- 


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FD-263 (Rev. 12-19-67) 

FEDERAL bureau of investigation 


REPORTING OFFICE 

NEW HAVEN 

OFFICE OF ORIGIN 

SAN FRANCISCO 

DATE 

9/30/69 

INVESTIGATIVE PERIOD 

5/20/69 - 9/25/69 

TITLE OF CASE 

BLACK PANTHER PARTY 
NEW HAVEN DIVISION 

REPORT MADE BY 

SA THOMAS 

F. MC GORRAY 

TYPED BY 

cah 

CHARACTER OF CASE 
RM-BPP 


REFERENCES: New Hawem report of SA THOMAS F. MC GORRAY, 

dated 5/25/69, captioned, "BLACK PANTHER PARTY, 
mil SMITH ACT OF 1940; SEDITIOUS REBELLION AND 

New Haven report of SA THOMAS F„ MC GORRAY, 7/24/69. 

- P - 

ADMINISTRATIVE ~ 

This report is classified Confidential in order to 
protect informants of continuing value, the unauthorized 
disclosure of which could reasonably result in their identifi- 
cation and affect their future effectiveness. 



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m 100-1918® 


COPSES (continued) 


1= Secret Service , New Have® 

1= 108tfe MI Group, New Have® 

!•=> USA, Mew Have® 

1<= Alcohol Tobacco Firearms, Hartford 
2-= Sa® Francisco (15‘7~12©4)) ■ 

2= Boston (157<=854)) 

2- New York (1©©° 1(81993)) 


ADMINI3T1AT2¥1 (cMtinued)) 


Copies of this report have bee® designated locally 
to Secret Service, l©8th 12 Group, amd United States Attorney, 
all New Haw©® £ and Alcohol Tobacco Firearms Division, Hartford, 
Connecticut, in view of their interest in this matter. 

I® format io® copies of this report have been sent to 
offices designated inasmuch as they are either involved in 
conducting a® investigation or have a common interest in this 
case. A® effort has bee® made i® this report i© keep lengthy 
quotes from Black Panther Party members and leaders to a minimum, 
however, quotes were used in the judgement of the New Haven 
Office where they tend to reflect pertinent Black Panther Party 
philosophy. 


INFORMANTS 


For the information of all offices receiving copies 
of this communication , NH T~1 through NH T~9 are Black Panther 
Party informants of the New Haven Office who have been given 
permanent T symbols in accordance with Bureau instructions. 

NH T~l@ through NH T=l®, are not permanent T symbol informants 
of the New Haven Office, but are known to be reliable, except 
where indicated. 


B. 

COYER PAGE 


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Source 


Location 


NH T-l is 


NH T-2 is 



Not utilized in ..this report 


NH T~3 is 


[estali 


NH T-4 is 


aed source) 



Detective Bureau 


I ns tan t report. 


Not utilized in this report. 


NH T-5 is 



Bridgeport Police 


NH T-6 is 


NH T-7 is 



NH T-8 is I 

PHI GHETTO 


Instant report 


NH 100-19186-1402 


Not utilized in this report, 


•FOIA(b) (7) 


NH T-9 is I 

PRI GHETTO 

NH T-IO is I 


NH 100-19186-1378 


Characterization of 
WAKHEN KIMBRO 
NH 157-1079-65 


C. 

COVER PAGE 







FD-204 (Rev. 3-3-59) 



UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


1= 108 th Ml Group, New Haven GONF 1 DENT I A - tv 

1= Secret Service B New Haven 
Copy to: 1° United States Attorneys, New Haven 

Alcohol Tobacco Firearms Division, Hartford 


Report of: SA THOMAS F. MC GORRAT 0(fj . New Haven 

Dot«: September 30, 1.969 *' 


Field Office File p Bureau F||# 105-165706-32 

Ti "«= BLACK FAMTES PA1W 
NEW HA¥IN MTO)I« 


Character: RACIAL MATTER - BLACK PANTHER PARTY 



Synopiij: The Panther Party, State of Conn,, not formally 

incorporated, Location of BPP activities in Bridge- 
port, New Haven, and Hartford, set forth, Principal 
activities, funds and finances, and part of national 
organization set forth. Membership and leadership 
data included „ Possession of weapons and statements 
of violence included herein. Publications including 
leaflets and general activities set forth. Communi- 
cations with SOS and influences of CP set forth. 


- P 


DETAILS l 

BLACK PANTHER PARTY, also known as 
Black Panther Party for Self-Defense 

• ((BPP) 

Characterizations of the national 
organization of the BPP and the 
BPP, Connecticut, appear in the 

Appendix, 

• CONFIDENTIAL 
GROUP I 

Excluded from^atuTomatic 
downgra^ifl^and declassi- 
fJi»«t'ion 0 



HW 12540rhi®d«cli»e«Mc605»^3neiPiaii J a c<7ifoendations nor conclusions of the FBI. 


It Is the property of the FBI and is loaned to 



NH 100-19186 


Informat loan relative to the original formation and establish- 
ment of the BPP in Connecticut is set forth in the charac- 
terization of the BPP Connect lent , ^hich appears in the 

Appendix, 

1 . 


Mrs, MAW BERSt¥, Secretary, Incorporation Section, Secretary 
of State's Office, Hartford, Connecticut, has advised that 
records of that office do not reveal any information indicative 
of any attempts of the Black Panther Party to incorporate in 
the State of Connecticut. 

2o Location off Activities in Connecticut 

A . Br idgeport » Connec t ieu t 

NH T-5 advised on September 22, 196®, that the BPP in 
Bridgeport is no longer a formal organized group. He stated 
that during late March and April, 196®, BPP activities 
shifted mainly from Bridgeport, Connecticut, to New Haven, 
Connecticut, and that interest and leadership in the BPP 
declined to such an distent in Bridgeport that the Black 
Panther Party was practically non-existent in that city as 
an organ izat ion „ 

NH T-5 advised, however, that individual members of the BPP 
continue to be active in Bridgeport. NH T«=§ stated that 
current known members of the Black Panther Party in Bridge- 
port approximate five to ten individuals. 



B. New Haven, Connecticut 


NH T-3 advised on September 22, 1969, that the formation of 
the New Haven Chapter off the Black Panther Party was author?- 
ized in mid-April, 1969, by the National Headquarters of the 
BPP. The leadership of this chapter at that time was JOSE 
GONZAOTZ, LOOT I MC LUCAS, SRICKA HUGGINS, and WARREN A. 
K1MBR0. 



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MH 100-19186 


©is Mare to 13, 1969, MH T-7 advised 
that JOS1 REME GONZALVEZ described 
himself a® am 'organizer from BPP 
National Headquarter®,' Oakland, 
California, This source further 
advised that ©€®$IALYBZ wa® tbe State 
Captain for ttoe BPP, that he was 
'"Cuban beam and Oakland trained o '® 

On May 13, 1969, KM T-2 advised that 
©OHZAILJFIS2S ;; had been suspended from the 
BPS? because, to®, '“misinterpreted the 
Panther ideology." 

©n April 8, 1969, ME T-5 advised that 
LOOTS® MC LUCAS had been active in the 
BPP in Mew York City and Mew Jersey 
and as of that date was the Field 
Lieutenant for the BPP in the State 
off Connecticut „ . . . 

MC LUCAS toa© been indicted by the 
State off Connecticut'- on charges off 
murder, conspiracy., to commit murder, 
kidnaping , conspiracy to commit v .s 
kidnaping, and binding as a result of 
the murder off ALEX RACHLEY, an 
alleged BPP police informer, whose 
body was found in Middleff iold, ^ 
Connecticut, on May 21, 1969, 

©n April 2 , 1969, Ml T-7 advised that 
at a BPP program which was .held at the . 
Win© lbs® Audit or ium„ Yale University, 

Mew Haven, Connecticut,. ERECKA HU©© IMS 
was introduced •asVthe "Political 
Iducat ion Instructor of the .Black 
PanttoerParty" and was one off: the 
speakers at this program. 


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Th© May 31, 1969, Black Panther 
M&gaain®, ’"Th© Black Panther*", 
contained an. article entitled, 

'"Pig Conspiracy Aga Inst Connecticut 
Panthers'", which identified BRICKA 
HWMS2NS as th® Acting Deputy Chair- 
man "of the New Haven Chapter off the 
Blacky Panther Party.;:'. 


has been indicted by 
th® State of Connect icut on cltearg®® 
off conspiracy to commit s 

.kidnaping, conspiracy' 'tip commit 
kidnaping, and binding as a result of 
the murder of ■; ALEX. RAC KURT, *n alleged 
1PP .police- informer , - whose body was . , 
found : in Middlef ield , Connecticut, on 
May 2 1 , 1 ;i969 


K1MBSO was interviewed 
by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau 
of Investigation'; on March 21, 1969, at 
which, time he adaitted membership in 
the'BPP, hut .denied leadership in that 


On, April 4, 1969, MH 7-3 advised that 
at a meeting of the BPP held at New 
Haven, Connecticut, On March 30, 1969, 
WARREN KIMBRO bu.tlinOd ; the Black Panther 
Party "s revolutionary aims /.with parti- 
cular emphasis made concerning the plans 
of the BPP for the State of Connecticut. 
N1 T-8 advised that 'at' that time WARREN 
OHBRO was the leaderofthe Black 
Panther Party in New- Haven, . 



NR 100-19186 


On May 13, 1969, NH f-10 advised that 
WARREN KJMBRQ ms . ora® of three; indivi- 
duals who shared leadership -.•■responsi- 
bility of the New Raven Chapter of the 
Black Panther Party. 

* ■' • ■ • • t ' '* ' * s - J > . • 

KSMBRO has been indicted by the State 
of ’Connecticut on charge® off murder-, 
conspiracy to coeuait moiird@r, kidnaping, 
conspiracy to commit kidnaping, and 
binding as a result off the murder off 
ALEX RACEUIYp an alleged BPP police 
informer, whose body was found in Middle- 
field,. Connecticut-, on May .■ 21, ■ -1969.:.* 


NH T-3 advised on September 22, 1969, that as a result of the 
arrests of the New Raven leadership of the Black Panther Party 
in connection with the murder of ALEX PACKLRY, am alleged Black 
Panther Party police informer, in May, 1969, the BPP New Haven 
Chapter was taken . over, at - that-. time by THEODORS C. SPURLOCK . 

f * / Hi / . ■/' - - / ’ 

In early August, 1969, the New Raven Chapter of the Black 
Panther Party was visited by National BPP Field Marshall 
DONALD LEE COX and according to NR T-3, COX directed a reorgan i 
zation of the New Haven Chapter of the Black Panther Party., 

NH T-3 also advised that DOUGLAS MIRANDA, Captain of the BPP, 
B<2& on Chapter, was given the responsibility for reorganization 
off the New Haven Chapter of the BPP? 

NR T-3 advised on September 22, 1969, that WROfDOES SPURLOCK 
has been separated from the Black Panther Party following the 
reorganization of the New Raven Chapter of the BPP by DOUGLAS 

MIRANDA, above. 

I **• " .* • 

NH T-3 advised on September 9, 1969, 
that THEODORE SPURLOCK is the brother- 
in-law. off WARREN KIMBRO. and that he ,.. . 

. hadbeenactive in .the Black Panther. . 

..5:^ . Party New Raven Chapter, up to the 

time of his expulsion from the BPP in 
late August or early September, 1969. 


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NS 100-19186 


NS T-3 advised dd 8«pt®»b®r22, 1969, that DWMS MIRANDA 
is .currently the leader off th© New Haven Chapter off the 

Black Panther Party. 

Concerning DOUGLAS MIRANDA^ it is to be Quoted that he was 
arrested on August 7, 1969, by Special Agents of the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation at New Haven, Connecticut, on charges 
off interstate transportation off a stolen motor vehicle. At 
the time of his arrest, he had on his person what appeared to 
be a membership list off the New laven Chapter off the Black 
Panther Party which consisted off fourteen names. 

NH T-3 also advised on September 22, 1969, that in addition' 
to local members of the New laven Chapter off Ute® BPP, several 
out of state BPP. functionaries . had recently been ordered into 
the New Haven , Connect lent area by Nat ional Headquarters of 
the’ Black Panther Party ff or; the purpose- off reorganization of 
the NOw Haven Chapter 


C. Hartford, Connecticut 

During March,. 1969, Ml T-ll advised that the Black Panther 
Party was organizing or at least r attempt ing to organize a 
BPP chapter in Hartford, Connecticut. 

On June 23, 1969, NH T-12 advised that the Captain and then 
leader of the Hartford Chapter off the Black Panther Party, 
CHARLES "BUTCH" LEWIS, was being phased out of his position 
because of moderate views. N1 T-12 further advised that BON 
WESLEY MOUNDS, of Hartford, formerly a Field Lieutenant and 
Political Education Instructor, was then attempting to take 
over the leadership off the Hartford Chapter off the Black Panther 
Party. NH T-12 further advised that the BPP membership at th^t 
time consisted of approximately thirty three to thirty five 
members. 

On May 22, 1969, NH T-l© advised that DONALD MOUNDS was then 
the Acting Captain of the Black Panther Party Hartford Chapter. 


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On July 12, 1969, NH T-13 advised that DONALD MOUNDS, above, 
had been replaced as the Captain of the Hartford Chapter of 
the BPP and that HIKE FOTHE1GILL had taken his place as 
Captain and leader of the Hartford Chapter of the BPPo 

NH T-13 advised on September 16, 

1969, that GERALD I. FGTBERGILL, 
also known as Mike Fothergill, 
has been active in the Black 
Panther Party Hartford Chapter 
■ since its inception and was now 
the Captain in charge of the 
Hartford Chapter of the Black 
Panther Party. 

NH T-13 advised on September 16, 1969, that the current 
membership of the Hartford Chapter of the Black Panther Party 
consists of approximately thirty members. 

NH T-13 also advised on September 16, 1969, that open meetings 
of the Black Panther Party Hartford Chapter are currently 
being held at 45 Canton Street, Hartford, Connecticut, and that 
closed meetings are being held at 57$ Barbour Street, also 
Hartford, Connecticut. . , 

P. Middletown, Connecticut 

On September 16, 1969, NH T-14 advised that the Middletown 
Chapter of the Black Panther Party was initially organized in 
November, 1968, by two members of the Black Panther Party from 
New York City and that this chapter continued organizational 
activity until January, 196Sj, at which time the members of this 
chapter were told to discontinue all activity JOSE GONZALVEZ. 

According to this source, members of this chapter became 
disinterested and the chapter ceased to function as a unit. 


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I 


NH 100-19186 


3. Principal Activities' of the 

Black Panther Party in 
Connecticut 


On May 1, 1969, Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Inves- 
tigation, observed a BPP rally 'being held in front of the United 
States Post Office, M®« lay®®, Connect ic'ut , which rally was in 
support of all "political prisoners?’ of the Hack Panther Party, 
including the BPP Minister of Defense HUEY P, MEWTOM. This 
rally was participated in by approximately forty individuals and 
lasted for three hour© . 

/b.<* • ■ • 

A character Nation of HUEY P, 

NEWTOH is contained within the 
characterization of the Black 
Panther Party national organi- 
zation which appear© in the 
Appendix . 

On May 19, 1969, BPP National Chairman BOBBY (SEORGE SEALE 
spoke at Batte&i Chapel, Yale University., Mew Haven, Connecticut, 
.to an audience..; off . approximately . two hundred .people,. .This af fa ir 
was observed by Special Agents off the Federal Bureau off Investi- 
gation. ,v '" ‘ 

During his talk, C SEALS outlined BPP philosophy regarding community 
action and he solicited support from the predominantly student 
audience. 

On May 22, 1969, Chief Inspector STEPHHM AHSRH, Mew Haven; 
Connecticut, Police Department, advised that his department 
had arrested eight members of the Mew Haven Chapter of the Black 
Panther Party on charges ranging from murder, conspiracy to 
commit murder, kidnaping, conspiracy to commit kidnaping, and 
binding in connection with the murder of ALEX EAC1L1Y, an alleged 
BPP police informer, who®® body was found in Middlefield, 
Connecticut, on May 21 , 1969 . 



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NH 100-19186 


On August 15, 1969, State® Attorney AM OLD MARXLK, Hew 
Haven, Connecticut, advised that indictments had been 
returned on fifteen individual® who were reportedly known 
as members of the Black Panther Party, including BPP 
National Chairman BOBBY GEORGS SHALE, According. 'to MAESCLE , 
these indictments were based on charges of murder, conspiracy 
to commit murder, kidnaping, conspiracy to commit kidnaping 
and binding. . - 

All off the above mentioned fifteen BPP member® have since 
been arrested and are. presently awaiting trial withtth® 
exception of two juvenile :c©*»deffendants who have been found 
gu ilty and were awarded : probat ionary sentences . 

• .. -ij *“ * A : '£ -i V;' t " K)‘‘ J =, • • . - ••• • . V 

On August 6-, 1969, Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of 
. .... ... Investigation observed .a. "liroshima. Day 89 , rally ..held on' the 
New Haven Green, New Haven, .Connect icut ,• at which BPP 
National Field Marshall DONAMOj COX addressed an. audience of 
approximately four hundred individuals. During his address, 
COX stated that the "pigs 99 had . attempted to disrupt the BPP 
in New Haven, Connecticut, and that the BPP was reorganizing 
in New Haven. COX also stated that he had a message from 
Black Panther Party Minister of Information ELBE IMS CLEAVEE 

to the effect that unless the New Haven Panthers arrested in 

connection with the RACKLEY murder were released there would 
be "political consequences". •* i , , 

LEROY ELDRSDGE CLEAVER has been 
publicly identified as the 
Minister off Information for the 
Black Panther Party and is currently 
being sought as a fugitive from 
justice for unlawful flight to avoid 
prosecution to avoid confinement 
. after conviction for assault with 
•-. intent to commit murder. 


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NH 100-19186 


Ok September 2, 1969, Special Agents of the Federal Bureau 
of Investigation observed a Black Panther Party demonstra- 
tion held at New Haven, Connecticut, in front of the Hew 
Haven City Hall and Circuit Court Building. This demonstra- 
... ;t ion was being held, in protest to, all BPP members arrested., 
in New Haven, Connecticut, and also in other parts off' the 
United States. * 

Approximately nine BPP members were observed participating 
in this demonstration. The. demonstration ms peaceful, how- 
ever, following the demonstration ttee® BPP member© were 
arrested by New. Haven Police Department officers on charges 
off breach off the peace and abusing. 

•The "New Haven Register", issue off September 20, 1969, a 
daily newspaper published at Hew Haven, Connecticut, on page 

one, carried- an,. article entitled", "Panther© Solicit, Food...,. 

for City School Children". This article stated in part as 
follows? ' ! • •• v, 

"Members off the Black Panther Party 
have been soliciting food ffrom area 
businessmen for use in a free break- 
fast program for school children. 

"Meat and dairy dealers have been 
contacted by letter and in person 
with request© for weekly donations 
off food o.o." 

According to this article, a BPP aetober who was contacted at 
Panther Headquarters in New Haven, Connecticut, ; stated that 
a specific dat© for the- beginning off the free breakfast 
program had not yet been determined ...... He -was -reported as 

stating that the programs wpuld open soon in. the Hill, Bixwell 
and Newhallville sections (predominantly Negro areas in the 
New Haven community) . 


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Nffi 100-1918® 


Th© '"Hartford Courant", a daily newspaper published at 
Hartford, Connecticut, issue of May 2, 1969, carried an 

item to., th® effect. that\t to® Black Panther Shirty , had 

picketed th® Federal Building at. 450 Main Street, Hartford, 

,» ..Connecticut,, ©® May., 1969,. from 10 to lls30 aas. This 

article pointed out that sows sixty demonstrators had 
paraded in front off th® building as part of the nationwide 
solidarity demonstration on behalf of HUEY P 4 M1WTON, Black 
Panther Mational Minister of Peffens®. 

On May 26, 1969, Ml T-15 advised that on May 21, 1969, the 
Hartford Housing Authority, Hartford, Connecticut, had 
received a letter from CHARLES LEWIS in which letter LEWIS 
identified himself as a member off the Black Panther Party, 
in Hartford, According to ffl! T-15, LEWIS in this letter 
requested that th© Hartford Housing Authority furnish the 

BPP with . a. community , room in which the Black Panthers could 

serve breakfast© to school children from 7 a,®, to 8s 15 a.m., 
each morning, Monday through Friday, 

Ttae"Hartfford Times",, a . daily newspaper published at Hartford, 
Connecticut , issue of May, 28, 1969, page 4B, carried an 
article entitled, "Panther Breakfast Mobbed". This article 
pointed out that th© Black Panther Party had fed a "virtual 
army" off children for th® third morning in a row. This 
article also pointed out that th® BPP had opened two break- 
fast centers for school children in Roman Catholic churches 
in the Horth End of Hartford and that plans to ©pen a third 
in a housing project were being mad®. 

This article further pointed out that this breakfast was 
financed through donations from Black and White businessmen 
and was being run by Members of th© Black Panther Party and 
volunteers , 

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The "Hartford Times" issue of July 13, 1969, on page 4B, 
carried an article entitled', "IPanther Power with Cun". 


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This article pointed oast that speeches made at a BPP rally 
the previous night in Hartford, Connecticut, ranged from 
moderate to militant and that Hartford Black Panther leaders 
told youngster© in attendance at the rally that the "future 
of the country is in your hands" and that the "only way. to 
get political power i© with a gun". 


4. Funds and Finance© 


On June 19, 1969, Ml T=>2 advised that the BPP is in a 
terrible financial situation . Source stated that a BPP 
rally held at Mewfield Parte, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, 
brought into the Party only $6®'. 00. Source also advised 
.....that the. Party .was having difficulty raising fund® for 

lawyers to defend the Panthers who were arrested' in Mew fork 
City. 

On July 1, 1969, Ml T-2 further advised that the Bridgeport 
Chapter of the BPP continues to. to® in dire need of money. 
Source stated that the Party in Bridgeport is not able to 
support a breakfast for children program because of the lack 
. off funds.-' The Party cannot even afford to buyr-th® BPP news- 
paper either through Mew Haven, Connecticut nor through 
Oakland, California. • 

On September 18, 1969, Captain MALCOLM MC HENRY, Hamden 
Police Department, advised that Detectives of the Hamden 
Police Department had recently implicated TED SPURLOCK, a 
known member of the BPP, in Mew Haven, and arrested SPURLOCK 
for obtaining money under false pretenses. Incidental to 
the arrest off SPURLOCK was found a Second Rational Bank check 
book belonging to the BPP off Mew Haven. A review of the stubs 
in this checkbook reflected a balance of approximately 
$5,679.42 . Captain MC HENRY, stated that, the BPP account was 
closed in July by the Second National Bank for "insuffient 
f®aad® w . He stated that all checks written on the Panther 
account- were fictitious after July and for this reason 
SPURLOCK was placed under arrest . 


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5- Part of the Matioinial Organization 

Ok August 20, 1969, 11 T-=7 advised that the Black Panther 
Party continues to maintain its headquarter® at tfa® resi- 
de©®© of SAMS1A TAYL0K, 760 Orchard Street, Mew Haven, 
Sourc® stated that th® Party is utilizing her telephone 
number 624-5475 , 


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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


Date 


9/8/69 


The records of the Southern New England Telephone Company, 
300 George Street, New Haven, Connecticut, reflect the 
following toll calls were made from telephone number 
624-5475, listed to a SANDRA TAYLOR, 760 Orchard Street, 
New Haven, Connecticut, during the period July 17, 1969, 
to August 14, 1969s ... . 


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New York, New York 

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Berkeley, California 

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Petersburg, Virginia 

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703 

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Greensboro, North 



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Carolina 

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273-6063 

Petersburg, Virginia 

7/27/69 

703 

732-7533 


7/28/69 

703 

732-7533 

New York, New York 

8/1/69 

212 

294-6378 

Petersburg, Virginia 

8/3/69 

703 ’732 -7533 

New York, New York 

8/5/69 

212 

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Tacoma, Washington 

8/5/69 

206 

967-2211 

New York, New York 

8/5/69 

212 

864-8951 

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Roxbury, Massachusetts 

8/6/69 

617 

427-9693 

Berkeley, California 

8/6/69 

415 

848-6705 


8/6/69 

415 

845-0103 (3) 


8/6/69 

415 

848-6705 

Roxbury, Massachusetts 

8/6/69 

617 

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New York, New York 

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Roxbury, Massachusetts 

8/8/69 

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New York, New York 

8/9/69 

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by _ — Date dictated i : . 

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6. Membership and leadership 
of the Black Panther Party 


On September 23 , 1969 , NH T-3 advised that the BPP continues 
to change its leadership on aim almost daily basis . Source 
advised that th® lew Haven Party is under the over' all direc- 
tion of DONALD COX, a BPP leader fro® th® west coast. 

DONALD LIS €<0X has been identified 


Sourc® stated that COX has ordered DOTCLAS MIRANDA, a Captain 
from Boston, Massachusetts 9 to co-ordinate th© activities of 
the New Haven. BPP prior to th® arrival of Chairman BOBBY SEALE 
for hi® trial. 

On September 22, 1969, 1M T-7 advised that he talked with 
DAY2D QTU2CK 8 & BPP member from Boston, Sourc® advised that 
QUICK, claims to to® ..’"acting Captain” for the BPP in New laven 
..and is. preparing lew Haven..;...to take part in protests during . 
the trial of Chairman BOBBY SEALS, Sourc© stated that there 
are approximately 12 to, i§ BPP member® from out of state mow 
living at 76© Orchard Street, New Haven, Connecticut, 


7, Act© of Violence 



On September Xk 9i 1969, M T-9, advised- he attended a BPP 
meeting on September 2®, 1969, at New Haven, Connecticut, at 
th© address off SIMM., YAYLOB, 76© Orchard Street „ Source 
stated that during this meeting he observed several Panthers 
in possession of weapons. Source stated he was not certain 
a© to the exact makes or models but that he had observed what 
appeared to be two rifles with scope® which were being stored 
in a wooden case in the living room off 76© Orchard Street, 


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On August 6 , 1969* 11 T-7 advised that a rally and demonstra- 
tion was conducted by several militant group® . on the New Haven 
Green. Sours® stated that ©n® off the principal speakers at 
this rally ms ©©NAIL® COX, Field Marshal,' Black Panther Party. 
Source stated that the Black Panther Party wanted to obtain 
power and would eventually do so oneway or another. COX spoke 
concerning the BPP Ten Bs>int Program and stated that America 
is a "fascist state". COX also spoke concerning the national 
committee to combat fascism and stated that the Black Panther 
Party would destroy America before allowing it to continue as a 
fascist state. 


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8 . Publications Including Leaflet® 

There follows, several, copies, of Black Panther: Party Publica- 
tions and leaflets, “Sto® originals of these leaflets are con- 
tained in Mew lawen file 1©®-19186-1A . 



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Twelve members of New Haven's Black Panther Party. are still in jail all without bail 

convicted by the New Haven Register -JournaiCouricr . without benefit of trial by jury- denied 

their rishtsr — r- .yE.- -j -C- '• i 


' This is a political case. The Black Panther Parity is an 'organization of black people working to change 
the economic and social system of this country. They oppose the way in which this system divides black people 
from white people, preventing them from uniting to work for their common benefit. 

Any group, especially black people,. that works for serious basic'change in this country is a threat to those 
in power. Students and others who oppose the war and the military, workers.-who want change in the factories 
and on their jobs, black people who demand a different economic and political system— all thcse.pconi*- • eared 
by those in power. And if all these groups seeking changes can see they have common. Soais. then the ruling elite 
will surely be in trouble. . ' •. • • .' * ’. r 

The Black Panthers have been jailed in many cities besides New Haven. Ttv Panthers understand that unity 
between black and white people is necessary for any meaningful change that wi v benefit those who work to produce 


■■■‘•We're not worried about skin l color Jr Wo've understood • "The power structure is going to be making attacks on 
end told the people that it's a class struggle - the upper ttiosc who arc trying to initiate the strugglo...es wo go " , 

class exploiting and oppressing the lower class. " • ' '• . - through a 'legal process’ that 's supposed to be for the 

• • • • ‘ jy''" people, we get attacked and shot and murdered. “ 

"The four key Panther Programs arc breakfast for cmid'Ch, . V 

the petition campaign for community control ot the police, "Our program is a universal one. applicable to all working 

free health clinics in the black community, and black ’people."'. .• . ■■ > • 

liberation schools in t/m Mock community." . 1 ■ ' . • . 1 ;, . 

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The Panthers believe that black people especially should not servo in the military. Point 6 of the Panther 
Platform states in part '."wo believe that Black people should not be forced to fight in the military service to defend 
a racist government that does not protect us. We will not fight and kill other'people of color-in the world who, . ■ 
like Black people) are being victimized by the white racist government of Arnerica." . 

The Panthers recognize that United States military involvement overseas does not servo the interests cf the 
people. We agree. In support of the stand of the Black Panther Party against' the war in Vietnam and American ’ 
military policy, there will ,be a demonstratidn on the New Haven Green.' ■> '.' 'r '• . . if 


JOIN US IN DEMONSTRATING • "• ■ 

V NEW HAVEN GREEN . . 

. 5:00 pm PICKET FEDERAL COURT HOUSE 
6:30 pm RALLY AND SPEAKERS.--- 
WED./ AUGUST 6, 1269 • ■ V ■ : C ! 


UNITE WITH THE -• - 
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TO FIGHT.OPPRESSION 


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Bayonet displays and gas. attacks are becoming even 
more freqqent in the cities of our country. They have .. V 
become the open weapons of' federal* state .ana local . ' • 

governments for suppression of . popular, discontent and 
public protest. 






The National Guard and the police are increasingly 
using force and terror on college campuses, in the black 
ghettos and on picket linos. Every toerican's right to 
freedom of assembly and expression is being threatened' 
by those actions. 

, In the nano of “lav; and order”, police clubs and ■ 
jaillngs aro being used by the 'authorities to silence 
just demands for Jobs, education and a docent living. 

This is the fferanework in which. the citizens of our 
’ community should vic-v the outcry of New Haven police, 
press and politicians against the Black Panther Party 
leaders. Behind their charge of "conspiracy to murder" • 

■ is tho effort to dootroy an organization which has 
challenged racist rule, injustice and indignity under 
which black pcoplo have suffered fan too long. ’ 

This is not tho first case of persecution of thoso 
who unite to improve their condition. 3ut it IS time 
to spook out and act so that it snail be the last*. 

Trade unionists should recall that early labor; '' 
organizations were denounced by employers end brought 
to trial as " consplricies." Our history is full of 
frcme-upB, imprl conmcnts and even executions of labor's 
martyrs. Wo all know today that they struggled and 
suffered for all of us. 

What WGro the Nov; Haven Panthers doing? They wore 
preparing to corvo dally free breakfasts for ohildren in .. 

our city schools. They called -for support of the Kill " : ' r 

Health Center and for free medical care for working . 
people and their/ families. •' 

Their "crime" was to put the spotlight upon a. eystem_ 
that cynically pretends to dare for the heeds of the peoples ; 

'.'l Eight men and women, two of them minors, were jailed 

in New Haven - and other arrests followed in cities across 
tho country - in ah effort, to destroy the Black Panther 
organization. Bail has so far been denied'. 




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Democratic rights for all Americans me at stake. 


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for the Nixon administration's growing use of the courts 
and pollco fbpfbssibh* This cannot be allowed by those 
who want on end to poverty, racism arid war. 


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.press and pc^pbicians against, the. Black Paii^^r 'Party . 
lc adore . ' Behind : their 4, chars © " of conspiracj^c' •murder'* £■••• 
is tho effort to destroy !qn organization which has 
challenged racist rule. Injustice 'and indignity under 
which hlacle people have suffered for too long. 

This is not tho ■' first - ' ease’ of persecution' of those 
who uni tG : to : improve their condition. But it IS time 
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frame-ups, imprlconmonts and even executions of .lobpr' s " 
martyrs. Wo all know today that, they struggled and 1 ; 
suffered for :: all'6f ual s V 1 . -*•.!?.. '"i-.’.'i-'-’ >',!'{• 

What were' the N.cw Haven : Panthers doing? They were 
propwing' to serve doily free breakfasts for children in 
our city schools. They called for support of the Hill 
Health Center end for freo • medical cere for . working,- ■ 
peoplo and their •'families.'' ■ ‘ ■' •' 

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Their " crlmd" was to put; the- spotlight upon a 1 system 

that cynically pretends to ’card .for ! the needs, of^the people 

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,. . Sight men. end women, two of them, minors, .were jailed 
in New Haven - end other arrests 1 followed 'in cities across 
the country"- ! in an effort to destroy thG Black Panther 
organization. Bail 'has so far been denied'. 

Democratic rights for all Americans \are .at .stake. 
Victimization !: of 'the' Panthers will - only case ; the.; way , 
for tho Nixon "administration*; s growing use of 'thp courts 
end police rcprossion. ; ; :: This;;, cannot bo 'allowed, by ; tho so 
who want nh^'-chd to poverty « 'racism 'and war.' ' " *: j r ! 

r od fiMU • ' . .re ;=•?. i ■ i •'■• i •» y{_ : 

Tho people "mu st'^mdlco 'thorn sdlvo’s heard: Resolutions, 

letters to the press and public authorities - .from unions, 
churches, individual citizens and group's - should ' 

apeak out now for: ;i l ' P • - . 1 1 --' ■ c s- - t -' • 

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Fifteen Panthers, including National Chairman Bobby Seale, are 
currently being held without bail in connection with an alleged 
conspiracy to commit murder.; - The New Haven Police Department, courts . 
and newspapers have already convicted the Panthers. This premature 
conviction is part of a nation-wide series of attacks on the Black 
Panther Pdrty by local authorities and the F.B.T. , In . the attempt to 
V7 • destroy, the Panthers over two hundred. members have been arrested and 
at least twenty shot to. death in the streets. 

V ‘ Police and the FBI around the country have used the New Haven 

/ ' . case to harrasss other branches of the BPP. In Chicago the Black 

Panther office was fire-bombed, broken into and busted up. Eight 
members of the Illinois branch were arrested on charges of harboring 
j a "fugitive from justice" wanted in New Haven. No fugitive was found, : 

j. .... but the eight were arrested anyway. The Panther office in Denver 

was ransacked by police in search of people wanted in New Haven. 

During these harrassments Panther printing presses were smashed, 

! 'literature destroyed and money from the Breakfast for- Children •'''"*•• . •••••• 

•. program stolen by the police. : ■ - 

• • . " ’ THE PANTHER PROGRAM . 

• . . :$■ -''-'Through programs designed to. serve the people 'directly,'- 'the 

Panthers expose the failures of the governmental and corporate 
"institutions to meet the needs of all the people. Through Breakfast 
; . for Children, Liberation Schools, free clothing- and health clinics, . 

j ’ and self-defense programs the. Panthers combine concrete, action with •• ; 

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While corporations reap enormous profits they do not pay their 
workers enough to raise a family adequately. The BPP's Breakfast for ■ 

. Children program serves the people and points up the failure of- our 
social system to do so. ■- • '- J - '• 

While the schools and media perpetuate the myth of a free and 
open society, the BPP's education pf-ogram exposes the reality of 
economic and cultural slavery and. teaches the necessity for militant 

struggle. ' ■■ • V. 4 ;. . ** 

While the police, in an attempt to, destroy all resistance, con- 
. stantly terrorize the Black community, the Black Panther Party seeks 
to arm the people for self-defense. - • . l.'J 

\ ' WHY THE PANTHER PARTY? - 

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• . The BPP realizes that the system is incapable of producing :£•> 
the far-reaching changes necessary to .free black people from their 
oppression. The BPP is being attacked because they are teaching 
. ■!. the people to fight their oppressors. Their slogan "All Power to 
the People!" is revolutionary: capitalism- can never meet that demand, 

Capitalism means that wealth and power , are held by a few and kept 
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|ce ttieir message to tne young, thj^oor, the workers,' 


. , Th e Black Panther Party is fighting for the liberation of all 
people. They are fighting capitalism because that system breeds the 
urban slums, unemployment, racism, poverty, oppression of women and ?"■ 
continual foreign wars witnessed every day. The Panthers speak to 
the anger we all feel, the anger we vent against each other. Instead 
of constant warfare between black, and white, men and women, young and 
old, American and Vietnamese, the Panthers say: "Join together and. 

fight your enemy." Our enemy fears that most of all. 


The Black Panther Party fights for socialism, because socialism 
means "All Power to the People." A socialist society is run by all : 
the people, to serve the needs of all the people. The people's ■ 
needs determine what is produced, not the motive of private profit. 



. { • Ey obstructing the growth of the black community through miseduca- 

j tion, terrible living conditions and police intimidation, the capitalists 

. j ’ perpetuate the degrading myths of black "inferiority" in order to • _ . 

I • crush the confidence to fight for self-determination. 

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! ", .i . Under capitalism, the masses of people are oppressed, but blacks 

! face even greater oppression than whites. Black unemployment aiid infant 

; mortality rates are twice that of whites. Average black income is 

little more than half that of whites;- life expectancy is six; years less. 

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Capitalist education teaches us lies about our history, it ignores 
the vital role working people, and in particular, black people have > 

' played in building our country. The schools train people only for the 

jobs available — the means a rigid tracking system, decaying schools, 
stifled curiosity , and police-like teachers. For black people who 
get-.the worst jobs, schools are the most oppressive. „ "V 

The war in Vietnam hurts us all but twice as many blacks fight 
'■ I - : i- and die there as do whites. 


The special oppression black people face as an entire people 
inside white America is what we mean by racism. Capitalism, a system 
which divides people, breeds racism. Only socialism, a system which 
unites people, can destroy it. 

"■ Because the Panthers reveal the true nature of our society, they 
have come up against the full force of the capitalist police state. 
Through jailings and shootings, firebombs and frame-ups, the full force 
of the state is being used to prevent them from being heard. 

But the Panthers will be heard. We will fight to free our brothers > 
and sisters. ■. ... • . 

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racist prisons of tho ep^esscr — the Connecticut State Government. Tito^e lying pigs are trying to make the people 
tslieue that ttesc Party ffismber? , who were trying to serve, educate, and solve tftf problems of the people 

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here in our cwtawnity, who were trying to liberate their people frera the foul bands of. rebbjng, racist America, 
murdered one ot their: own revolutionary brothers, Alex Rackisy, a Panther party jnemiier fre-m ifew York. ■ ' •- y •. , , ;• 

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HANGING OTHER SLACK PEOPLE THROUGH OUR WHOLE HISTORY HERE If? AMERICA. I j > f: 

Tbs pigs killed Brother Alex and blamed it $jj the Hew Haven Panthers, because t^ey’ want to destfoy the real ‘ » ' >-? ' ■ 

protewisss, ti:e real servants cf the people-— the Black Panther Party, ' . : -■ ' . . . v ::. 


■■ The pigs killed Brother Ale* -and blamed it on the SeyrHavan Panthers because they srant. the people to b« 

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Mv Haven Panthers because they didn't want the people find out the truth about what's really happening to them 
!s8re 10 Wew Haveo sni hero ! > robbing, racist America. The pigs killed Brother Aiex and blamed it on the Mew Haven 
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robbing America. We are net a bunch ot dope addict cra^ n te 7f S • ^ ^ ^ ~ 

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>, SERVING THE PEOPLE ; 

THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY INVITES THE PEOPLE CF TH E NEW; H A VEM C OMMU N |T\ 

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323 WESTPOSTSEA STREET 


WE WILL DISCUSS THE UPCOMING TRIAL ; ' 

RECENT ARREST OF CHAJRSiSAH 80BSY SEALE . F^EEvSREAKFAST PROGRAM ■ ' 
GENERAL DISCUSSION ABOUT THE PARTY’S TES POINT PROGRAM AND PLATFORM 


COMMUNITY PROBLEMS 


MOVIES WILL BE SHOWN 


YOU CAN IMPRISON REVOLUTIONARIES , CUT YOU CAN'T IMPRISON A REVOLUTION 


ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE 




Ths kidnap of Bobby Seale is the latest in a series of fascistic attacks by the pig power structure to destroy 
the leadership and organization of the Black Panther Party. We in the Party, recognize fascism for exactly what, it is. 

Fascism is open terrorist vengeance against black people, the poor, the students, workers and all the people who will say 

•’no more" to the open repression that is going on, in America. 

Pig Chief James Ahern is quoted as saying "Seale spoke at Vale University May 19, and was in New Haven at the time 
of the slaying." This is a bare-face lie. According to tlie report of the pigs, Alex Rackiey was slain on May 21, 3.969 
The re-arrest of Chairman Bobby, after he had been ransomed out of jail for the amount of ! $25,0G0.03 on charges 
of flight to avoid prosecution is equally absurd. Tho pigs knew where he was ail along. All they had to do was ask our 

: attorneys to produce him. ’>■ • ••;• 

Our Minister of Defense, Huey P. Nemn is in jail, Eldrjdge Cleaver has been forced .^.v 

to flee tho country, our Chief of Staff, David Milliard is being framed or, trumped-up charges. And now; Chairman, Bobby : 
has these ridiculoqs charges made against him! But the blatant fascistic attacks against our leadership wjlii’ no? destroy ffsc 

Party. We will continue to serve the people with the Free Clothing Program for Children, The Free Breakfast Programs? M' 
t he Liberation Schools, Free Health Clinics and the Free Lunch, Programs. 







"historically, al| reactionary forces on the verge of extinction tyveriabiy conduct ? last desperate struggle against tke 

revolutionary forces, and some revolutionaries are apt to he deluded tor a time By this phenomenon of outward strength 
but Inner weakness, failing to grasp the essential fact that the enemy is nearing extinction-while they themselves are 

\ apjiroaching victory. " (Red Book page, 83) ' . ' 


Huoy P, Newton has said that "we are oxen to be ridden by tin 


people. ” Wo will continue to serve fhc people and v/e will grow stronger, 


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The Hew Haven Welfare Mothers are demanding that ihis racist. power structure gives them a sufficient amount of money ;• 

■ I : to purchase back— to— school clothing for their children! In Connecticut, welfare recipients are allowed $12, 5G to purchase - 

’j? . a winter coat for a growing hey of 13. The average monthly slothing allowance is $6.80 per child which i$ totally inadecuate./ 

! ■ The pig power structure had tlje, nerve to oink in the face of the people when the mothers appeared at the Staff Welfare ■ v. 

. .. !; I; Department in Hartford, demanding to talk to the §tate Welfare Commisicner, Edward Shapiro ...TheVdem^pgic , ^ f. 

|‘ (lying, deceiving) punk ran away into hiding after he got word that the mothers were on their wav to Hertford 

j: • yijith their children. Rather than face the mothers, their children, and have to deal with their needs he had his flunkies report 

j; v that he had "just received a hay fever attack.” ••• - ■ < ' • • ' v . : ; -v 

You would think that this was cruel enough but along comes bone-nosed Richard Milhouse Nixon, oinking -• 
that things are going to be batter for welfare recipients by offering a $1,600 minimum in aid per year, This might be an , 
improvement in Mississippi, but in Connecticut its like throwing crumbs tire face of the people. Yet these same running 
dogs politicians who are the human properties of finance capital (the flunkies of Hunt, Dupont, Rockefeller, Kennedy, ’Etc.;)"! - ; 
can allocate billions and billions of dollars to send monkeys as astro pigs to the moon. But when it comes to the basic needs 
of the "wretched cf the earth” , the people who have been enslaved by this oppressive capitalistic system cannot |veh begin 
to meet those needs— food, clothing, housing, education. The reponse.'to tne people from the fascist pfgs*--' 
the lying politicians, the greedy businessmen and the racist pig cops is "OINK/” .. y ; - ■; 

The cost of living has gone to cuter space aboard the latest Spaceship. ’ " ” ' 

And all that the fascist U.S. Government does for the poor is raise taxes, decrease the services, make cutbacks, and oink 
empty words. The criminal clothing allotment to Welfare recipients points ou! the major difference in this 

corrupt American society, the difference between the haves (the exploiters — the people who own the 
means of production) and the have-nots (the exploited— ithe people who are overworked, underpaid, and overcharged for 
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9. General Activities 


On September 5, 1969, Ml T-7 advised the Black Panther Party 
of Mew Haven held a public meeting to discuss its programs 
and the upcoming trial of the Connecticut 15 accused of the 
murder of the victim ALEX MCXLSYo This meeting was held on 
September 4 , 1969, at the Black Arts Theatre , 335 West Portsea 
Street, Mew Haven „ This meeting was attended by approximately 
125 persons, 15 off whom were asaembers of the BPP. The meeting 
commenced at approximately 8§©@ p.,m, and lasted until 9;45 p.m. 
One of the speaker® was identified a© E0SC01 LE® from New York 
City, Several Panthers from outside the Mew Haven area were 
present at this meeting, LEE spoke concerning police attempts 
to destroy the Black Panther Party all over the country. He 
stated that Panthers are coming- from all over the United States 
to help the Connecticut Panthers and to help the people of 
New Haven acquire better homes, food, and jobs, and to stop 
the brutality of the people.- LEI stated that the BPP of New 
Haven did not kill ALEX MOTLEY but the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation killed MCKLIY.and tried to blame the Black 
Panther Party to make the Party look bad. He stated he was 
here in Connecticut to get the people organised and together. 


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Connections With Other Groups 


Students For A democrat ic iociety 


On September 24, 1969, Ml T-7 advised that the Black Panther 
Party was distributing leaflet® advertising a '’teach-in" to 
be held September 25, 1969, at 8; 00 p.m, at the Yale Law 
School Auditorium at Mew Haven, Connecticut. Source stated 
that this t®acta*=in was sponsored by the Mew Haven Students For 
A Democratic Society (SDS) , Paopl® 9 ® Community to defend the 
Panthers and the Black Panther Party, 


A character iasai ion of . .the SBS ... 
appears in the Appendix Section 
off this report. 


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11. Influence of ft toe Communist Party 

On September 8, .1969, NH T-6, furnished the following informs 
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On Sunday, September 7, 1969, an emergency meeting of the 
Connecticut State Communist Party (CP) was held at 37 Howe 
Street, New Haven, Connecticut, from 10; 00 a„m„ to about 

Is 15 p.EEo Among those present were the followings QC7 . 



ROOSEVELT WARD 
EDWARD CAMPBELL 
CRAIG GOUTMIER 

NH T-6 reported that SIDNEY TAYLOR 
is the Chairman of the Connecticut 
CP, and that CARL WINTER is one of 
the two co=*editors of the "Daily 

World", 

The "Daily World" is an east coast 
Communist newspaper . 

On May 14, 1969, NH T-16 identified 
CARL WINTER as having been elected 
to the National Committee of the CP, 
USA, at the National Convention of 
the CP, USA, held on April 30, 1969, 
to May 3, 1969, at Brooklyn, New 
York. 

On April 20, 1969, MH T-17, reported 
that at the CP State Convention held 
in New Haven, Connecticut, on April 
20, 1969, ROOSEVELT WARD was elected 
a delegate to the National CP Conven- 
tion to be held at Brooklyn, New York, 
on April 30, 1969. (c/ 


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On July 12, 1968, MM T-18 reported 
that EBWARB CAMPBELL attended the 
Special Mission Convention of the 
CP, USA, held at Mew Y®rk City on 
..July 4 to 7, 1968. 

On July 30, 1969, NH T-7 advised 
that CR AI© COUTH 1ER is a member of 

the BFP / \ FOIA(b) (7) - (D) 

| he was in his six weeks 

political orientation course and 
attended classes every night, 

SIBNSY TAYLOR, the chairman of the meeting, said that CARL 
WINTER was present to tell him about the need for money to 
help the Panthers . ; 

CARL WINTER began by stating that it was important to use 
every means at their command to rebate. the NIXON life. He 
continued that with all of the arrests that they are making;!; 
of the Panthers throughout the United States, they are trying 
to destroy the democratic rights not of just the Panthers, 
but of all the people. He stated that they all knew BOBBY 
SEALE had just been arrested -in California, and they are trying 
to pin the murder of RACKLEY on BOBBY SEALE. WINTER stated 
that they (i.e. the government) had no proof that RACKLEY 
could have been murdered by the Panthers and that for all '"we" 
know, RACKLEY could have been murdered by the New Haven Police 
or they may have had him killed. He said that "we 9 " cannot let 
the opportunity go by to help the Panther Party. WINTER 
explained that the way "we" furer going to get such help is by 
approaching civic organizations such as churches, labor unions, 
the NAACP, and SBS. WINTER said "we 9 ' are going to have a fact 
sheet made and the information for the fact sheet will be 
obtained from the attorneys of the arrested Panthers .("c; 

A characterization of the Student® 

For A ©emocratic Society (SBS) 
appears in the Appendix, (c ) 


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CRAIG GOUTHIER and EDWARD CAMPBELL volunteered to contact 
GEORGE JOHNSON, a New Haven, Connecticut, lawyer, who Is 
one of the attorney© for the Panthers, for the purpose of 
ascertaining where each of the Panthers was imprisoned. 

WINTER pointed out that all of the four Panther girls are 
kept separated in prisons far distant from each other, 
making it difficult for their parents to visit them. He 
also pointed out that one of the girls is pregnant. WINTER 
said he wanted to get such information on a fact sheet so 
if could to® used ty speakers in talking before churches, civic 
groups, the NAACP, etc.^ c J 

SID TAYLOR interrupted to say he did not believe they would 
get much information from a lawyer, An argument then ensued 
as to whether they could obtain such information. It was 
finally decided that if they got the necessary information, 
each person at the meeting would go to their organization, 
church or labor union, and present the facts to them from a 
democratic point of view and not from a communist point of 
view (i.e. don’t disclose any CP connections) to show the 
same thipg could happen to any one of them. ( 0 ) 

WINTER said he was surprised that no one had sent an article 
to the. "Daily World" regarding the progress being made in 
the Panther trial. WINTER said he did not want newspaper 
articles from the imperialist press, but he did want eye- 
witness accounts by people who can tell what they see and 
hear. WINTER asked for a couple of volunteers who would do 
this. ED CAMPBELL and CRAIG GOUTHIER from New Haven agreed 
to send in any news they get on the Panthers . 

WINTER said that he is going to send CHARLES HIGHTOWER, a 
writer, from the "Daily World", to New Haven for two days to 
do a story on the Panthers’ arrest. He continued that they 
would like to have someone who knew about the arrest first- 
hand, meet with HIGHTOWER. GOUTS I ER volunteered to meet 
with HIGHTOWER And WINTER asked him how he knew about the 
arrest. GOUTHIER replied that he is a member of the Panther 
Party and he was present at the meeting where RACKLEY suppo- 
sedly was murdered. GOUTHIER continued that he was not 
present when the murder was supposed to have taken place 
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the meeting had ended, GQUTHSRR stated that he did mot 
see hoe RACKLEY could have been killed in the place where 
the meeting was held a® was reported in the New Haven 
newspapers, GOUTHIER said he had in his car the tape 
recorder they claimed was found in the Panther headquarters, 
GOUTHIER stated he would be glad t© give all the information 
he. could to CHARLES HIGHTOWER,. He explained that the only 
reason he' admitted be is a member of the Panthers was so 
that all present ([®t the meeting) would know he had first- 
hand informat i@m , . {Cl 

CARL WINTER suggested they should ©et up an emergency 
committee to consist of SI® TAYLOR and ED CAMPBELL and CRAIG 
GOUTS IKR 0 WINTER continued that these three people should 
get all the information on this case, the amount of money 
being raised, and the identity off the .attorney, for the / 
Panthers, He continued that this committee should report 
back to a meeting of the Connecticut state CP at 37 Howe 
Street, Hew Haven, Connecticut, on Saturday, September 20, 
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BLACK PAIWIEE PAKET S aka 
Black Panther Party ff@r 
S©lf-Def«mB« 


Aeeording t© it® @£fii©ial newspaper p th® Black Panther Party 
(BPP) was started dwriiag B®©®ti[ite®r 9 1§>©® 9 its Oakland „ California, 
t© organise telswek p®@pl® ®@ they ©am take ©@®tr®l ®f the life, 
politics p sisadl th® destiisy ©f th® telaok <e@«®ms&ity 0 St was 
organised fey MBUff ©1@1§S glALK;, !PP Chairman p and WEST P. MESTTOM, 
1PP Minister @f JSefes©®. WWW® 3® presently serving a sentence 
of t w@ $© ^fifteen years ©n a ©®nvi@t"i©n ©f saraalaaght®? in 
©©nnectiora with the killing ®f a® Oakland p@li©® officer. 


Th® ©ffiei&l newspaper p ^Th® Hack Panther” , which firther des- 
cribes itself as th® ”®la©k C®®Bmmity lews Hervice”, stated that 
th® BPP advocates th® ns® @f g®as® and gtserrilla tactics in its 
revolutionary program, t® ©nd oppression ©f the black people. 
Eesidents off th® tola©k ©omMsnity are isrged t@ am thefflselves 
against th® police wh® as 5 ® consistently referred t® in the publi- 
cation a® ”pigs” wh© sk©nM foe killed. 

’"The Black Panther” iss^e ®ff September y p contains an 

editorial by BPP Minister ©f Education, ©1@1©I MU MEJKMY 9 which 
ends with the followings 


"Black wen. Black people,, ©@I@r®d persons ®£ Am@rica p revolt 
everywhere 2 Aria ysnrselves . The only ©aaltpr® worth keeping is 
r@v©Mti@nary ctalttar® 0 Change. Freed®® everywhere, dynamite* 
Black Power „ m®® th® gm. Kill the pig® everywhere.” 

Included in th® introduction t® an article appe&riig in th© October 
5, 1968 p ©ditlon @f 0ft 2 , h® Hack Panther” is th® statement, "...we 
will not dissent £r@® American CovernnBgnt . W® will overthrow it.” 

Issues of th© ’’Mack Panther” regularly contain (^notations ffr@» 
th® writings off Chairman S&® Tse^tnng ®f th® People 0 ® Republic of 
China and feature 5 © lM°s statement that Apolitical power grows mat 
off th© barrel of a pan. 00 


Th© Sfatioaal headqmrter® ©£ th® 1PP is located at 310© Shattwek 
Avenue, Berkeley, California. Branches fcav® feeen established at 
var iotas location® thr@a 2 g®aat th® United states. 


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APPENDIX 


BLACK PAOTBEK PARTY - COWSSTICOT 
also known as Black Panther Party 
for Saif -Be ff © ns® __ _ 

On January 29, 1969, the "‘’Bridgeport Telegram”, a daily newspaper 
published at Bridgeport , Connecticut, contained in part the 
following: 

"’On January 28 Cl®®®3> the Black Panther If&rty w&® formed 
i® Bridgeport, JOS® SOTS ©OTEALTEZ mnraouiaieed last night 
at a Meeting at party headquarters , 51© East Main Street. 

Sir. <3Csj?SALYra, a Cuban-born, Oakland-trained black defense 
captain, spoke to twenty Wegro youths in his Mission here 
to organise a chapter off the political party...'” 

On March IS, 1969, the following Black Panther literature, published 
locally, was distributed in the Bridgeport, Connecticut, area. It 
read in part as follows s 

”Th® 1BPP is a party &MvS will produce for the people and 
its members will do anything and everything possible to 
meet the dssuands of the poor oppressed black people. W© are 
not a hoodlum gaang, nor did we costae her© to kill white people 
or the police. We cam© here to stop racist actions that 
the oppressors (black and white) have been taking upon our 
people. We are the vanguard party and we intend to provide 
leadership for the people and revolutionary groups across 
the country..."' 

A source advised as of April 14 „ 1969, the New lave® Chapter of 
the Black Panther Party was? operating under the authority off the 
t'ational Organisation. JTOI ®ENE GOKZALWlg had been given the 
authority to ©pen this chapter in Wew Haven and to organize through- 
out the State off Connecticut , 

©SUSALt'ET departed Connecticut Ira early May, 1969, and attempted 
t® organise,® the Black Panther Hearty in Greensboro, North Carolina, 
for which h© was suspended. State leadership in Connecticut was 
taken over by WARREN KISSER®, a member and leader off the New Haven 
Chapter off the Black Panther Party, and EKICKA WIGGINS, political 
educational instructor. 


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BLACK PANTMEE PAWY = CONNECTICUT 


Ok May 19, 1969, BOBBY ©TOME SEALE, National Black Panther 
Party Chairman, spoke at Battell Chapel, Elm and College Streets, 

Yal® University, New Haven, Connect icut . SEALE spoke in part 
as follows: 

"...The struggle w® ar® involved in is not a racial straggle, 
bust a class straggle. We hav© to define the revolution that’s 
occurring in this ©ountry as a p®@pl© straggle .. .We’ve got 
to teach these kids to use guns so that when the racist pig 
comes down into our community and brutalizes our people, we 
are gonna kill.., Iff w@ catch a pig brutalizing ©ur peiiple 
in the black community, we are gonna kill hi® « we are gonna 
stop him," 

@n April 20, 1969, a second source advised that the Communist Party of 
Connecticut, held a State Convention at the Peoples Center, 37 
Howe Street, New Haven, Connecticut, on that date. During this 
convention, it was announced that there was going to be a memorial 
service in New Haven ora that date for three Black Panthers who 
were slain a year ago; and all members off the Co®®umM$ Party were 
invited to attend this memorial. 

The Black Panther Party presently has chapters in Bridgeport, New 
Haven, Hartford, and Middletown, Connecticut. Their leadership is 
presently confused since eight members off the Black Panther Party 
were arrested by the New Haven Police Department for the murder off 
ALEX RACKLKY, alleged Black Panther Party member from New York City, 
whose body was found in Middleff Aeld, Connecticut, on May. 21, 1969. 


The National Organisation off the Black Panther 
Party is characterized separately. 


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APPENDIX 


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STUDENTS FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY 


A source has advised that the Students for a Democratic 
Society (SDS) , as it is known today, came into being at a 
founding convention held at Port Huron, Michigan, in June, 

1962. From an initial ideological posture of "participatory 
democracy , " the current line of the national leadership 
reveals an adherence to Marxism-Leninism, Michael Klonsky, 
National Secretary, in March, 1969, c&lled for the building 
of a revolutionary Marxist-Leninist movement. The program 
of SDS has moved from involvement in civil rights struggles 
to an anti-Vietnam war position and finally to its present 
advocacy of an anti-imperialist line, linking up the oppressed 
peoples of Asia, Africa, and Latin America with the black 
liberation movement in the United States. China, Vietnam, 
and Cuba are regarded as countries which are leading the 
world-wide struggles against United States imperialism. On the 
other hand, SDS regards the Soviet Union as an imperialist 
power and does not support the policies of that country. 


SDS maintains a National Office in Room 206, 1608 West Madison 
Street, Chicago, Illinois. Its of f icialpaper "New Left Notes" 
reflects the line of the national leadership and program 
adopted at meetings of the National Council and National Interim 
Committee (NIC). Three national officers and a NIC of eleven 
members are elected each year during a June National Convention. 


SDS Regional Offices and university and college chapters elect 
delegates to National Council meetings wherein program and 
ideology are debated, but each Region and chapter is autonomous 
in nature and is free to carry out independent policy and 
programs reflective of local conditions. 



39 .* 


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FD-323 (Rev. 1 1-29-61) 



In Reply, Please Refer to 
File No. 


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 

510 Trust Company Building 
New Haven, Connecticut 06510 
September 30, 1969 ,, 


Title BLACK PANTHER PARTY 
NEW HAVEN DIVISION 


Character RACIAL MATTER - BPP 

Reference New Haven report of SA 

THOMAS F. MC GORRAY, 
dated and captioned 
above . ' 

All sources (except any listed below) whose identities 
are concealed in referenced communication have furnished reliable 
information in the past. 




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SAC, NEW HAVEN (157-1079) (P) 


SA JOHN A, D&N&3SR, JR . 


BLACK PANTHER PARTY 
HARTFORD CHAPTER 
Rtf - BP? 


10 / 13/450 


H (NH T-9), advised 9/19/69 


he had beer* approached on 9/17/09 by a MEL BRASWELL who 
asked if he, i i , would be Interested in joining the 

Black Panther Party in Hartford, i i inquired as to 

the reason, and BRASWELL stated the BPP would need signs 

painted, and I . . . U 

] stated he told BRASWELL he was interested and 


asked what to do. 


FOIA(b) (7) 


BRASWELL stated I h vould have to attend westings of 

the EPP la Hartford, but at the moment all of them are 
being held in New Haven ou Saturday mornings. I 1 

was told that ho would also have to make his car avail- 
able for use by tho BPP. 

BRASWELL stated the BPP was trying to collect money and 
food for a program which would allow them to feed young 
children In the mornings before they loft for school. 


: 


] stated he was going to attend meetings of the 


group, and keep in touch with BRASWELL. 


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assigned to ©lases® la Ste© liaven far special tr&i&i&g. fire 
jmwb%?j 3 of these five way© ’»©£ aasgeaceii. 

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InfikftaaBt advised that the leader is $m ystvea* BQUc&atS 
-stated that the thQng&£&- espressod hy some 
neafcera to assassinate the West Stftfflafd jwUeisw eh© 
shot a young hoy la Hartford were to he forgot tea for 
-those ideas did not -came from National geadquartssra, 
aad such actions wore not to H take** without author! seatioe 
from headquarter®. 

Informant stated a white sale v&e present . He identified 
himself ae a member of the &DS, and stated that the s&s 
tet«f«8totf i» helping to provide bail mosey ior 'the 
•arre&i-ed iscsahers ©£ the 2&?S* in Hew ilayea. 

laf errant stated chat when h# talked into the epartaent 
at ?B0 Orchard Si., h© noted that those present were 
©leaning gnha. Be stated the guns consisted of two 
.soh-'sgaeiiiaG gtws,. s?cv©roi repeating rifles, and a good 
Ausiher of pistols of various isafcee* They -were a IX 
returned' to a woodoa oaeat which was thou In. the living 
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SAC, NEW HAVEN (157-1079) (P) 10/13/69 

SA JOHN A. MNAHEK, JR. 

BLACK PANTHER PARTY 
HARTFORD CHAPTER 
HM - BPP 


! 


> <NH T-9) , advised 10/8/69 he 
had attended a meeting of the BPP in New Haven, Conn., at 
35 Sylvan Ave., 10/7/69. 

A meeting of some type had been held in New Haven 10/7/69 
at 35 Sylvan Ave. He stated that from Hartford, the 
following load appeared: 


RONALD FREEMAN 
ROBERT L. WHITE 
CLAUDE LNU 
ROLAND LNU 


FOIA(b) (7) 


Informant stated he is not aware of the reason for the 
meeting and did not know what had been discussed. 

v 

Informant stated ho learned a new meeting place is being 
set up for the Hartford BPP, and it will be located in the 
rear of a house next to a former restaurant on Capen St., 
near Martin. 


He also learned the Hartford BPP., i3 trying to plan a dance 
at the Parker Memorial on Main St., in the near future. 
Proceeds are to build up a treasury for the Hartford group. 


Informant state a white male, American, in his 20' s, 5* 6", 
thin, long hair, beard, always comes in late, says nothing, 
except that he is a member of the SD3, and indicates he is 
from Yale. 


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OPTIONAL FORM NO. 10 

MAY 1862 EDITION 

GCA FPMR (41 CFR) 101-1 1.0 


UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 


Memorandum 


to : SAC, NEW HAVEN (157-1079) (p) 



date: 10/13/69 


SA JOHN A. DANAHER, JH. 


subject: 


BLACK PANTHER 'PARTY 
HARTFORD CHAPTER 
RM - .BPP 


1 I (I'lH T-3) , advised 10/6/69 he 

had attended a meeting. of the BPP in New Haven, Conn., on 
10/4/59, but the meeting was held at a new address, 35 
Sylvan Ave., New Haven. It was announced that this is to 
be the meeting place from now on. 


I 1 stated 22 members were present at this time. The 

meeting is actually a political education class and also 
a discussion of current matters for the BPP in Connecticut, 
The discussions are led by a girl, VERNA. LNU, "and some 
other girl from New Haven. The rest of the discussions 
are run by DOUGLAS MIRANDA . . 


Informant stated that the leader in Hartford until a per- 
manent leader is picked, is GREGORY GREEN who' lives at 
291 Bellevue Square. . 


Informant stated he recognized the following persons at 
this class and meeting: 


GREGORY GREEN 
RONALD FREEMAN 
DOUGLAS .MIRANDA 
JUDY LNU . 

VERNA LNU ■ 
WILLIAM WEAVER 
ROBERT WHITE 


157-1234 (Blackstone Rangers) 
100-19183. (BPP) • ' ' . 


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157-124S.. 

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157- 

157-dead 


157-1156 
157 -new 

157 -new 
157- 


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(Gregory Green) 
(M. Fothergill) 
(Miranda) 

(W. Weaver) 

(Sub 1-5) 

( W illiam. Bailey) 
(R. Freeman) 

(R. White) 

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Informant stated that MIRANDA advised the BPP in New Haven 
had to get two more cars. He did not say if they had been 
purchased or rented. 



MIRANDA did say that the BPP treasury now has $1,000. He 
did not say where it came from or to what purpose it was to 
be put . 

Informant stated that the Hartford BPP has a' meeting place 
in a builder's trailor on Martin St., and they have meetings 
at night as the watchman is a member. His name is ROBERT L. 
WHITE of .500 Garden St. He appeal’s to hold some type of 
position for he gives orders and appears to handle collections 
of money. . ; • 



Informant stated money was collected the other day in the form 
of checks from three political figures in Hartford. One came ! 

from GEORGE ATHANSON, 99 Pratt St., and one from one of the 
four persons funning for mayor of Hartford. Informant did 
not know which one gave the money or the name of the third ' j 

person. He did not know for what purpose the money had been . 4 .?• 

given, but he stated- the Hartford BPP had been trying to 
collect money for its breakfast program. Informant stated , f ; • 

.the money collected at this time handled by RONALD FREEMAN. ' f'' ’ j-' . i 

Informant advised that he had heard talk among some of the .. j 

members that MIKE FOTHERGILL and WILLIAM BAILEY have gone . \ • - 

underground but without authorization of the BPP Office. Reason 
for this they said was due to so many people knowning them. 

They felt they could work better this way and would be able to i. 

sell goods looted during recent disturbances easier and turn ! i 

the money over to the BPP. j 

M/ 

GREEN advised the informant that the Blackstone Rangers and j : .. *• | 

the RPP have formed a coalition and while they do hot have j, . ! 

joint meetings, they will band together when it is necessary I :• 

to have strength. 1 : | f. . 

Informant stated MIRANDA advised the only chapter of the BPP : i I; 

recognized by national is New Haven. He stated this will be [4 iv ; 

changed when the leader has been picked for Hartford. 4 viv 


MIRANDA also stated that it is expected that another house 
can be located so that those in training in New Haven can have 
a, place, to stay if it is necessary to remain over night. 



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UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 
MEMORANDUM 


TO; 

ALL SECURITY AGENTS 

DATE: 10/9/69 

FROM; 

SAC, NEW HAVEN (100-19186) (P) 


SUBJECT; 

BLACK PANTHER PARTY 



RACIAL MATTERS' 



Re; Bureau airtel to SAC, ALBANY, ET AL, dated 9/22/69. 


The Bureau has requested In referenced communication that additional 
copies of communications regarding the Black Panther Party be forwarded 
for the Special Xnterdivis ional Unit formed by the Department of 
Justice, to handle prosecution against the BPP as well as new requests 

by the Internal Revenue Service. 

In view of the above, additional copies of reports and LHMs submitted 
regarding the BPP is necessary in order to fulfill the Bureau’s 
dissemination requirements. Therefore, effective immediately, all 
agents should furnish a total of 11 copies of each report and each 
LHM submitted under the caption of the Black Panther Party. In the 
event that these communications being submitted contain data of 
interest to Legal Attaches ana other Government Agencies, such as 
tie State Department and CIA, additional extra copies should be 
submitted for dissemination purposes. 

1 - 100-19186 
1 - SAC 
1 - A SAC 

1 - Supervisor HAWLEY 
1 - Supervisor GLOSS A 
1 - 157-1032 (BPP Bridgepo: 

(JA- 157-1079 (BPP Hartford 
1 '- EACH SECURITY AGENT 
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BLACK PANTHER PARTY 

A characterization of the Black Panther . 
Party appears la the Appendix. 


Oa September 9, I960, LONNIK MC LUCAS, a Field 
Lieutenant for the Black Panther Party of Connecticut , was 
Interviewed by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation at his request and furnished the following 
information: . "‘--T' • ' •' /T' 






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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


Date September 9, 1969 


ii< 

LONNIE MC LUCAS was interviewed by Special Agents of 
the Federal Bureau of Investigation at Brooklyn Jail in Brooklyn, 
Connecticut. MC LUCAS stated that he had requested the interview 
by a representative of the FBI through LT. DEDAULT of the Brooklyn 
Jail. MC LUCAS was advised of his rights by Special Agent THOMAS 
F. MC GORRAV and was furnished a Waiver of Rights form which he 
read and signed. MC LUCAS furnished the following information 
concerning his, activities in the Black Panther Party (BPP) of 
Connecticut. ■ . ,» * 

, MC LUCAS stated that he brought MAUDE FRANCIS and 
JEANNIE WILSON to Bridgeport, Connecticut, with JOSE GONSALVEZ 
and GEORGE ROSA early in 1969. The purpose of this trip was a 
"scouting expedition" to see what was going on in the Bridgeport 
area. MC LUCAS advised that they started this trip in Jersey 
City, New Jersey, and traveled to New York City where they spent 
4 days in an apartment on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. This 
apartment belonged to a friend of JOSE GONSALVEZ. MC LUCAS stated 
that GONSALVEZ and ROSA worked for the Harlem Action Committee. 

He stated they arrived in Bridgeport in early January and immedi- 
ately planned a trip to the West Coast. He stated they departed 
for California in late January and were arrested in Ohio. After release 
tbflijr continued their trip but GEORGE ROSA left them somewhere in 

Wyoming and returned to the East Coast. MC LUCAS stated that they : 

stayed with JOHN SEALE, the brother of BOBBY SEALE, both members 
of the BPP in Berkeley, California. MC LUCAS stated they event- 
ually flew back to New York City where they picked up MAUDE 
FRANCIS and JEANNIE WILSON and returned to Bridgeport, Connecticut. 
GEORGE ROSA, in the meantime, had established a group for boys 
on East Main Street in Bridgeport, Connecticut. MC LUCAS stated 
that JEANNIE WILSON and MAUDE FRANCIS came to Bridgeport, Connect- 
icut, by bus, having bought their own tickets in order to help 


On 9/7/69 at Brooklyn. Connecticut i?ii 0 # NH 157-1043 

SA THOMAS F. MC GORRAY and 

by SA LEWIS ff. HYDEN II TFM/phb Date 9/8/69, 

' ' SI !.f{" ' 

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NH 157=1043 

2 


them establish a Black Panther Party Chapter in Bridgeport, 
Connecticut. 

MC LUCAS stated on May 22, 1969, when the New 
Haven Police Department vamped' on the Black Panther Head- 
quarters on 365 Orchard Street, he was in Hartford. He 
stated that fee was teaching a political education class in 
Hartford and that when he approached Panther Headquarters 
he saw several policemen standing guard. He immediately 
went to the home of GEORGE EDWARDS who resides at 9 Hazel 
Street, where he talked to EDWARDS 9 wife. He stated that 
EDWARDS 5 wife knew nothing concerning what had happened. 

MC LUCAS stated that he then went to the New Haven Police 
Department but that they would not let him in, and so he 
returned to Hartford, Connecticut, driving WARREN KIMBRO’S 
Mustang. MC LUCAS stated that he stayed in the house of 
BOTCH LEWIS for about one day and part of a night and that 
during his stay there he heard that he was wanted in connec- 
tion with the murder of ALEX RACKLEY. MC LUCAS advised he 
.immediately traveled to Springfield, Massachusetts, using 
KIMBRO'S Mustang, and got on a bus for Baltimore, Maryland. 

He stayed in Baltimore at the YMCA for a few days and then 
'returned to his sister's house in New Jersey. His sister 
is BARBARA THOMPSON , 838 Grand Avenue, Jersey City, New 
Jersey. He remained approximately a week and one half with 
his sister. At this time he met JIMMY YORK, an ex-Panther, 
who had recently been declared a '“renegade MC LUCAS stated 
that YORK agreed to go with him to California in order to 
straighten out their problems with the national organization 
of the BPP. MC LUCAS stated that JIMMY YORK possessed a .38 
caliber Smith and Wesson revolver which he kept loaded in the 
glove compartment. MC LUCAS advised that this gun was kept 
in the glove compartment from the time of their departure 
from New Jersey until they were arrested in Salt Lake City. 

MC LUCAS stated that just before arriving in Salt Lake they 
picked up an unidentified Negro male hitchhiker who was on 
his way to San Francisco. 

MC LUCAS advised concerning the Hartford Chapter 
of the BPP that BUTCH LEWIS is no longer in command. He 
stated that DON MOUNDS has been active and was in New Haven 


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3 


FOIA(b) (7) 


(C) 


during the period of RACKLEY 'S t rial and mur der,, MC LUCAS 
advised that fee does not know if I I stood guard duty 

over RACKLEY, but stated that since fee was at Panther Head- 
quarters in Hew Haven fee must have known about ALEX RACK LEY, 

MC LUCAS -advised that on May 19, 1969, after BOBBY 
SEALE spoke at Yale University, all of the Panthers returned 
to Headquarters. They received a call concerning the kid- 
napping of the TONEY girl and MC LUCAS went with BUTCH LEWIS 
to search for the missing girl. MC LUCAS does not know if 
BOBBY SEALE and JOHN HILLIARD returned to BPP Headquarters 
after the speech. 

Concerning the murder of ALEX RACKLEY, MC LUCAS 
advised that the orders came down to him from LANDON WILLIAMS 
who ordered GEORGE SAMS to handle the matter. MC LUCAS 
stated that possibly the murder was planned with WARREN KIMBRO 
earlier because KIMBRO led the group from BPP Headquarters on 
the night of the murder. 

MC LUCAS advised that Chairman BROTHERS from the 
Black Panther Party, New York, had come under suspicion since 
he was not arrested with the New York 21, and for this reason 
BROTHERS attempted to place blame on ALEX RACKLEY. BROTHERS 
did not allow RACKLEY to see him while he was in New Haven. 

MC LUCAS stated that on the night of the arrest of 
the New Haven Panthers while he was in Hartford, Connecticut, 
he was chased on foot as well as in his car by a single un- 
identified Negro male who carried a shotgun and who drove a 

1957 white Chrysler, bearing Connecticut plates. MC LUCAS 
stated that he was chased for approximately 2 \ hours from 
9:30 to midnight throughout the City of Hartford. He stated 
that he believed this individual had reason to kill him but 

he does not know if he was a Panther. He described the un- 

identified Negro male as a young teenager, 5*8", medium build, 
short hair, sunglasses, and a white jacket. MC LUCAS stated 
that he believes that he could identify this individual if he 
saw him again. 


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NH 157-1043 
4 


At the comic las ion of the interview, MC LUCAS 
proposed a plan which he said could destroy the BPP. H© 
stated that if the FBI could rent am apartment and arrange 
a thirty minute press conference, he and GEORGE SAMS, 
another BPP member, could give enough information to the 
press to completely destroy the BPP. After this press 
conference, MC LUCAS stated that he and SAMS would remain 
at the apartment and with the FBI. providing "security" 
they would wait for recrimination against them by the BPP. 

In exchange for this cooperation, MC LUCAS 
stated that if he lived through his proposed activity h© would 
expect that the Federal Government could arrange a pardon in 
connection with the various charges against him by the State 
of Connecticut in connection with the murder of ALEX RACKLEY. 

MC LUCAS was advised by both interviewing Agents that 
even if his porposal was acceptable that no arrangement could 
be made because he is in custody on a local murder charge and 
not. on Federal charges. MC LUCAS was further advised that 
the interviewing Agents, even if he was facing Federal charges, 
were not in a position to make any arrangement. 

MC LUCAS stated that he understood the position of 
the Federal Government and the interviewing Agents and then 
realized that the Federal Government’s "hands were tied." 

He stated that he felt that his plan was the only way that 
the BPP could be totally disrupted and he furnished no further 
information concerning this matter. 


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APPENDIX 


BLACK PANTHER PARTY, aka 
Black Panther Party for 
Self-Defense 


According to its official newspaper, the Black Panther 
Party (BPP) was started during December, 1966, in Oakland, 
California, to organize black people so they can take control 
of the life, politics and the destiny of the black community. 

It was organized by BOBBY GEORGE SEALE, BPP Chairman, and HUEY 
P, NEWTON, BPP Minister of Defense. NEWTON is presently serving 
a sentence of two to fifteen years on a conviction of manslaughter 
in connection with thekilling of an Oakland police officer. 

The official newspaper, "The Black Panther," which 
further describes itself as the "Black Community News Service," 
stated that the BPP advocates the use of guns and guerrilla tactics 
in its revolutionary program to end oppression of the black people. 
Residents of the black community are urged to arm themselves 
against the police who are consistently referred to in the 
publication as "pigs't who should be killed. 

"The Black Panther" issue of September 7, 1968, contains 
an editorial by BPP Minister of Education GEORGE MASON MURRAY 
which ends with the following: 

"Black Men. Black people, colored persons of Amerrtea , 
revolt everywhere! Arm yourselves. The only culture worth 
keeping is revolutionary culture. Change. Freedom everywhere. 
Dynamite! Black Power. Use the gun. Kill the pigs everywhere!" 

Included in the introduction to an article appearing 
in the October 5, 1968, edition of "The Black Panther" is the 
statement, "...we will not difflent from American Government. 

We will overthrow it." 

Issues of the "Black Panther" regularly contain 
quotations from the writings of Chairman MAO Tse-tung of the 
People’s Republic of China and feature MAO’s statement that 
"political power grows out of the barrel of a gun." 

The national headquarters of the BPP is located at 3106 
Shat tuck Avenue, Berkeley, California. Branches have been 
established at various locations throughout the United States. 


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APPENDIX 


BLACK PANTHER PARTY - CONNECTICUT 

On May 19, 1969, BOBBY GEORGE STALE, National Black 
Panther Party Chairman, spoke at Battell Chapel, Elm and 
College Streets, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. 

SEALE spoke in part as follows; 

"...The struggle we are involved in is not a racial 
struggle, but a class struggle. We have to define 
the revolution that's occurring in this counrty as 
a people struggle .. .We *ve got to teach these kids 
to use guns so that when the racist pig comes down 
into our community and brutalizes our people, we 
are gonna kill... If we catch a pig brutalizing our 
people in the black community, we are gonna kill 
him - we Vire gonna stop him...” 

On April 20, 1969, a second source advised that the 
Communist Party of Connecticut held a State Convention at the 
Peoples Center, 37 Howe Street, New Haven, Connecticut, on that 
date. During this convention, it was announced that there was 
going to be a memorial service in New Haven on that date for 
three Black Panthers who were slain a year ago; and all members 
of the Communist Party were invited to attend this memorial. 

The Black Panther Party presently has chapters in 
Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, and Middletown, Connecticut. 
Their leadership is presently confused since eight members of 
the Black Panther Party were arrested by the New Haven Police 
Department for the murder of ALEX RACKLEY, alleged Black Panther 
Party member from New York City, whose body was found in 
Middlefield, Connecticut, on May 21, 1969. 

The National Organization of the Black 

Panther Party is characterized separately. 


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APPENDIX 


BLACK PANTHER PARTY - CONNECTICUT 
also known as Black Panther Party 
for Self-Defense 


On January 29, 1969, the "Bridgeport Telegram," a 
daily newspaper published at Bridgeport, Connecticut, contained 
in part the following; 

"On January 28 (19€9) the Black Panther Party was 
formed in Bridgeport, JOSE RENE GONZALVEZ announced 
last night at a meeting at party headquarters, 510 
East Main Street. Mr. GONZALVEZ, a Cuban-born, 
Oakland-trained black defense captain, spoke to 
twenty Negro youths in his mission here to organize 
a chapter of the political party..." 

V 

On March 18, 1969, the following Black Panther 
literature, published locally, was distributed in the 
Bridgeport, Connecticut, area. It read in part as follows: 

"The BPP is a party that will produce for the people 
and its members will do anything and everything 
possible to meet the demands of the poor qjpressed 
black people. We are not a hoodlum gang, nor did we 
come here to kill white people or the police. We 
came here to stop racist actions that the oppressors 
(black and white) have been taking upon our people. 

We are the vanguard party and we intend to provide 
leadership for the people and revolutionary groups 
across the country..." 

A source advised as of April 14, 1969, the New Haven 
Chapter of the Black Panther Party was operating under the 
authority of the National Organization. JOSE RENE GONZALVEZ 
had been given the authority to open this chapter in New Haven 
and to organize throughout the State of Connecticut. 

GONZALVEZ departed Connecticut in early May, 1969, 
and attempted to organize the Black Panther Party in Greensboro, 
North Carolina, for which he was suspended. State leadership 
in Connecticut was taken over by WARREN KIMBRO, a member and 
leader of the New Haven Chapter of the Black Panther Party, and 
ERICKA HUGGINS, political educational instructor. 


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Date: October 9, 1969 


Transmit tfie following in _ 


Via 


(Type in plaintext or code) 

UITU 

' " v 1 . 1 : (Priority) 

TO " DIRECTOR, - FBI - (105-165766-321 - 

FROM SAC, NEW HAVEN (100-19186) P 

subject buck PANTHER PARTY 

RACIAL MATTER - BPP 


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Enclosed herewith for the Bare*!* are eleven copies 
ind for receiving offices appropriate copies of a self- 
erplanatory letterhead memorandum, 


a 

3 

3 


2 - 


2 

3 


- Bureau (Enc. li) 

- Baltimore (157-3241) (Enc. 2) 

- Newark, (Enc.' 3) ' . 

3 - ^00-49194 , 

1 - 100-Jiamy York 

- New fork (Enc. 3) 

2 - 100-161993 
1 - 157 -Brothers 
San Francisco (Enc. 2 ) 

1 - 157-1204 

1 - John Beale 
Salt Lake City (Enc. 2) 
Charlotte (Enc. 3) 

2 - 157-6109 

1 - 157-Gonzalvez 
New Haven 

2 - 100-19186 

K- 157-1032 (BPP y Bridgeport) 
157-1079 (BPP, Hartford) 

1 - 157-1122 (M, Francis) 

1 - 157-1095 (J. Wilson) 

1 - 157-1022 (J. Gonzalvez) 

1 - 157-1D44 (G. Rosa) 

1 - 157-744 (G. Edwards) 

1 - 157-1063 (W. Kimbro) 

1 - 157 -Butch Lewis.;' 

1 - 157 -Dpn Mounds 
1 - 157-1007 (B. Seale) 

1 - 157-Landon Williams 
1 - 157-1043 (Me Lucas) 



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REGISTERED MAIL 


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NH 100-19186 


For the information of all offices, LONNIE MC LUCAS, 
a known member and leader of the BPP in New Haven, Connecticut, 
is presently incarcerated in Brooklyn, Connecticut. MC LUCAS 
has been indicted for first degree murder. He fled the State 
of Connecticut and via Hartford traveled to Springfield, 
Massachusetts, Baltimore, Maryland, Jersey City, New Jersey, 

New York City and was eventually arrested by Federal authorities 
in Salt Lake City. 

On 9/9/69, MC LUCAS furnished information concerning 
JIMMY YORK, a renegade Panther from New Jersey, who was 
arrested with him in Salt Lake City. According to MC LUCAS * 
statement, YORK transported a .38 caliber Smith and Wesson 
pistol concealed in the glove compartment of his car from 
Jersey City, New Jersey, to Salt Lake City. 

Information copies of the enclosed letterhead 
memorandum are being furnished Salt Lake City in view of 
the fact that a possible gun viiation may have occurred 
within their jurisdiction. Salt Lake City is requested to 
review the enclosed information and, if appropriate, 
present to the United States Attorney concerning JIMMY YORK. 


BALTIMORE: 

At Baltimore, Maryland 

Will attempt to verify that LONNIE MC LUCAS stayed 
in the downtown Y.M.C.A. in Baltimore on or about 5/23-24/69. 

Baltimore is requested to designate copies of their 
investigation to New Haven file 157-1043 (LONNIE MC LUCA 3) . 


NEWARK: 

At Jersey City, New Jersey 

Will verify the existence and residence of MC LUCAS’ 
sister, BARBARA THOMPSON, 838 Grand Avenue. 

Newark is requested to designate copies of their 
investigation to New Haven file 157-1043 (LONNIE MC LUCAS) . 


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NH 100-19186 


NEW HAVEN: 

At Hartford, Connecticut 

FOIA(b) (7) - (C) 


At New Haven, Connecticut 

Will continue to cover the activities of th<e 
Black Panther Party. 


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OPTIONAL FORM NO. 10 

MAY 1002 EDITION 

GSA FPMR (41 CFR) 101-11.6 

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

Memorandum 

to : SAC, NEW HAVEN (157-1079) 


from : SA JOHN A. DANAHER, JR. 


subject: BLACK PANTHER PARTY- 
HARTFORD CHAPTER 
RM - BPP 



date:10/21/69 


I , 1 (NR T-9) , advised 10/9/69 he had 

attended a meeting of the Black Panther Party in New Haven 
Conn., on 10/8/69. He stated the meeting was held at 35 
Sylvan St. , and that nine people were in attendance. 


Informant stated he recognized the following at that time: 
Verna LNU 
Robert L. White 
William Weaver 
Gregory Green 


Chico LNU 
Emily LNU 
Annie LNU 


FOIA(b) (7) - (C) 


Informant stated this was a Political Education class and the 
topic discussed came from the Panther newspaper, and dealt with 
the 10 points of the BPP and also Chauvinism. 


Informant advised the regular meeting place for the Hartford 
Chapter is in a construction trailer located on the West side 
of Martin St., just North of Capen. The night watchman is a 
member of the BPP. 

:-l079 Htfd 
100-191 

I I - Sub 1-8 

157-1458 Robert White 
157-dead W .-Weaver • 

157- Verna LNU 
JAB/ 


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OPTIONAL FORM NO. 10 

MAY 1062 EDITION 

GSA FPMR (41 CFR) 101-11.8 


UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

Memorandum 


TO 


FROM 


§AC, NEW HAVEN 


date: 10/30/69 


s 


SA JOHN A. DANAHER, JR. (157-1079) (P) 


subject: BLACK PANTHER PARTY - 

HARTFORD CHAPTER 
RM - BPP 


FOIA(b) (7) - (D) 


C 


1 (NH T-9) , advised on 10/13/69 





that on 10/11/69 three members of the BPP in Hartford 
were arrested by the Hartford Police for B of P, resist- 
ing arrest, and interference with police. The three arrested 
were ROBERT L. WHITE, LINDA HOLDER, and DOLORES BURNEY. 

It was necessary to obtain bond money from the New Haven 
BPP for the release of the three arrested. The person in 
Hartford who handled the matter was "CHICO" BASILLIO, who 
is treasurer. He stated the Hartford BPP has $291 in the 
bank at this time. 

Informant said the BPP of Conn, plans a show of strength 
with the assistance of the SDS from Yale at the time BOBBY 
SEALE is brought back to Conn. He said this was announced 
at the Political Education class on the morning of 10/11/69. 

Informant said a girl named BETH BRAGG is assigned to the 
office in New Haven, but she is pregnant and is currently 
at the Boston office, but is expected back in New Haven soon. 

A new man whom informant has not seen before, named JACOB (LNU) 
is now in New Haven and appears to carry some weight, from the 
way he talks . 


1 100 - 

1 I 

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1918 6 BPP, Conn. 
ZZl-Sub .1-9 


157- 
157- 
157- 
157- 
157- 
100 - 
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1 

1 

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dead 

1458 

1468 

new 

new 

1377 

18618 


WILLIAM WEAVER 
ROBERT WHITE 
LINDA HOLDER 
DOLORES BURNEY 
CHICO BASILLIO 
BETH BRAGG 
SDS, Yale 


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MEMORANDUM 


ic. 

FROM: 

SUBJECT: 


SAC, NEW HAVEN 
SA JOHN A. DANAHER, JR . ('(15 7- 10 79^ 


DATE: 10/30/69 


BPP - HARTFORD CHAPTER 
RM - BPP 




J (NH T-9) , advised on 10/20/69 


he had attended a political education class in New Haven at 
; BPP hdqtrs., 35 Sylvan St. He said there were 9 people present 
and he recognised the following: 


WILLIAM WEAVER 
CHICO HAS ILL 10 
GREGORY GREEN 
GEORGE (LNU) , Hartford 


"CAPPY" (LNU) , New Haven 
GWEN RHODES 
POSENDRA WILLIAMS 
JAMES (LNU), New Haven 


DAVID QUICK and BETH BRAGG ran the class. It was announced that 
the regular instructor, VERNA HAMPTON, was in Boston on busi- 
ness for a short while. 

FOIA(b) (7) - (D) 

Informant said that before the end of the class it was stated 
that 1000 BPP newspapers had arrived but none would be sent 
to Hartford for they would be needed in the New Haven area. 

It was said they had arrived by bus from New York. 

Informant said that after returning to Hartford, CHICO said he 
had to return the $50 borrowed from New Haven BPP to obtain 
the release of the 3 persons arrested in Hartford 10/11/69. 

Informant said GREGORY GREEN, WILLIAM WEAVER, and CHICO returned 
the monev. 


cop 

100 


ies : 

-1918 6 BPP Conn. 
^ Sub 1-10 


157- 

157- 

157- 


1 57-dead • W. WEAVER 

CHICO BAS ILL IO 
GAPPY (LNU) 
GWEN RHODES 
157- D. QUICK 

157-1377 BETH BRAGG 
157-1386 VERNA HAMPTON 
157- G. GREEN 

157- SAM NAPIER 


157- ELISE BROWN 
157-1311 MELVIN BRASWELL 
157-1356 ROSCOE LEE 
157-1458 ROBERT WHITE 
157-1284 BLACKSTONE RANGERS 
JAD:md ;: 

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SERIALIZED^O FILED_/?0 

NOV 3 1969 

FBI — NEW HAVEN 

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Nh 157-1079 


10/30/69 


Informant said that after the 3 ha<} returned to Hartford, 
he learned that they were again recalled to New Haven, but 
this time they had ROBERT WHITE with them,, The purpose 
of the return trip was the questioning of GREGORY GRE^N by 
QUICK and GAPPY, who accused him of being liberal. 

Informant said that at this time, early Sunday morning, he 
was told that there were 3 men on guard duty outside the 
headquarters, all armed. One was ROSCOE LEE and the other 
was CAPPY. ROSCOE and CAPPY had pump shotguns, lie did not 
get the name of the third man or type of weapon he carried. 

Informant advised that a week ago he saw a man he identified 
from pictures as SAM NAPIER. He said NAPIER wore glasses 
off and on during the day. He also recognized a girl named 
ELISE BROWN at the headquarters. 

Informant advised that the Blackstone Rangers said they are 
pulling a lot of the B and E's in the North End of Hartford, 
and have been involved in beating up old folks, stealing the 
purses of women, and beating up whites who happen to walk into 
the area. One of them, i L has a gun, I ~ 

has suggested that if he or any of the others of draft age 
get a notice to report, that they should steal a car and get 
caught, hoping for a light sentence, but this being a felony, 

it would keep them out of the armv. 

/ 

Informant also stated that the BPP in Hartford has a bank 
account and it is being controlled by CHICO BASTLLIO. 


FOIA(b) (7) - (C) 



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OPTIONAL FO& ' NO. 10 

MAY IBM EC.TION 

GSA FPMR (41 CFR) 101-11.6 


lUNITED {STATES GOVERNMENT 

Memorandum 


TO 


SAC, NEW HAVEN (157-1079) 


date: 


11/4/69 


FROM : 


SA JOHN A. DANAHER, JR. 


subject: 


BLACK PANTHER PARTY 
HARTFORD CHAPTER 
RM 


FOIA(b) (7) - (D) 


[ 


] NH T-9, advised 


10/8/69, he had been able to obtain the following list 
of members of the BPP in Hartford from the person of 
ROBERT L, WHITE without being observed: 


278-5094; 



2369 Main Street, 525-3232; 

68 Bellevue Square, 522-8836; 
ES, 20 Pembrook Street, 


RQSENPRA \WI 


SANDRA 

ANDRE A 



MS, 


mA NE. JAMES . 
-EMIL Y WHITE 
BORIS LED^ 


IAMS, 32 Martin Street, 525-8587; 
132 Hampton Street, 522-4472; 
80 Boothbay Street, 343-1394; 
474 Cornwall Street, 242-7945; 

73 Suffield Street, 522-7493; 

R, Bellevue Square, 522-2914; 
FREEMAN, 22 Warren Street, 522-1508; 
ARTIS T . - 64 Elmeq: Street, 247-5278; 


RONALD 
C LAUDE 

VICTOR BASSFblO. aka cftico. 198 Homestead 
Avenue^ 5S$2-2^Z8 ; \ 

JAMES ELLISON, 11 Bellevue Square, 525-6145; 


278-6709; 


3487; 


&QLQRE s TBURNE Y . 53 Norfolk Street, 522-3694; 
ELQISE PIERCE f 62\Elmer Street, 347-5278; 

LINDA HOTTER or HOLDEN , 132 Hampton Street, 

24 Eastford Street, 247-2694; 


VERD or VERN ELLIOT, 679 Garden Street, 522-0487 or 

.... :t 

GR E GOR Y V GR E E N, 500 Garden Street, 522-0547; 

ROBER T-, L.\ WHITE. 500 Garden Street; 


CORNELL^ WRIGHT; 

HtUCE . RYLES , x 105 Kensington Street. 






r^ew HavenC11^^7-1079) (BPP-Htfd.) 
(100-19186) (BPP) 

(1 -157- ) (Membership BPP) 

( H 1 -Sub 7) 


/ 57 -\Ol c l~ c tl 

(1-157-1268) (C. 

. -WRIGHT) 

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REPORTING OFFICE 


DATE 


OFFICE OF ORiqi 


INVESTIGATIVE PERIOD 


NEW HAVEN 
TITLE OTcISE 


SAN FRANCISCO i 10/30/09 8/15/69 10/30/69 


BLACK PANTHER PARTY 


REPORT MADE BY 


SA TH0iAS: T ;F. MC GORRAY 
CHARACTER OF CA!5E ^ 


RACIAL MATTERS; SMITH ACT OF 1940; 
SEDITION; CONSPIRACY - REBELLION 
AND INSURRECTION 


REFERENCES % New Habeas evidentiary report -of SA THOMAS F 0 

MC GORRAY dated 9/30/69; ;. • 

New Haven quarterly report of SA THOMAS F, 

.V MC GORRAY dated 9/30/69; 

New Happen report of SA THOMAS F. MC GORRAY 
dated 10/8/69. 


-P- 

'£• ADMINISTRATIVE : 

t ."W •*« ' t ’ • ‘ . - 

This report is classified confidential in order to 
protect informants of continuing value, the unauthorized dis- 
closure of which could reasonably result in their identifica- 
tion and effect their future effectiveness. 




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NH 100^19186 


Copies : 

2 _ Bureau (105-165706-32) (RM) 

1 => USA, New Haven (RM) 

1 - Secret Service, New Haven (RM) 
1 - 108th MIG, New Haven (RM) 

1 - ATFD, Hartford (RM) 

2 - Boston (157-654) (RM) 

2 - San Francisco (RM) < 

2 - Chicago (157-1291) (RM) 

2 - Los Angeles (157-1503) (RM) 

2 - New York (100-161993) (RM) 

2 - Baltimore (157-3241) (RM) 

'4> New Haven (2-100-19186) 

Clvl57-1032_BPP Bridgeport) 
(1J1 5 7 - 10 79 -BPP Hartford) 





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■m 1 00 ~ 19 186 


Copies of this report have been disseminated 
locally to Secret Service, 108th Military Intelligence, 

U. S. Attorney all off l® 1 © Haven and ATFB, Hartford, Conn., 
in view off their interest in this matter. 

Information copies of this report have been sent 
toofffices as designated inasmuch as they are either involved 
in conducting active investigation or have a common interest 
with th© New Haven Office in this case . 

An effort has been mad© in this report to keep 

lengthy quotes from BPP members and leaders to a minimum j 
however, quotes were used in th© judgment of the Mew Haven 
Office where they fend to reflect pertinent BPP philosophies 
which has evidentiary value. 

It is noted that referenced report dated October 8, 
1969, reflects a lengthy interview and signed statement from 
WILLIAM BARRINGTON, who is presently awaiting sentencing in 
th© State of Connecticut, for conspiracy to rob a bank. In 
view of th© length and th© many leads set forth in referenced 
report, this statement is not included as part of this 
evidentiary report in the interest of brevity. 


NH T~3, NH T9, and NH T12 are informants who have' 
been assigned permanent "T" symbols in all communications 
under the BPP caption. 



NH T-12 is I I 100-19186 -1582 

(SF T-22) 


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NH 100-19186 




LEADS ; 

BOSTON, SAN FRANCISCO, CHICAGO, LOS ANGELES, 

NEW YORK AND BALTIMORE 

All offices are requested to continue to advise 
New Haven concerning travel of BPP leadership and membership 
to Ns® Haven to assist in a "show of force" concerning up- 
coming trials of Chairman BOBBY SEALE and the "Connecticut 15," 

BOSTON; 

At Boston, Mass . 

*\ . . \ 

Will continue to follow activities of BPP concerning 
transportation of weapons from New Haven to Boston as mentioned 
herein. ’ 

Will continue to follow travel of BPP leadership 
and membership and advise New Haven. 

NEW HAVEN :' 

Will continue to follow the activities of the BPP. 

Will (3A JOHN A. DANAHER) maintain contact with 
BPP source | FoiA(b)(7) - (di ~~| and re-verify if source 

is available to testify and willing to be interviewed by 
departmental attorneys under secure conditions. 


C* 

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 




1 ~ U»S. Secret Service, New Haven 
1 - 108th MIG, New Haven 
Copy fos 1 - USA, New Haven 

1 - ATFD, Hartford 

Report of: SA THOMAS F. MC GO R RAY Office: NEW HAVEN 

Dote: October 30, 1969 . 

Field Office rilo Ik NH 100-19186 Bureau File ft 105-165706-32 

Title: BLACK PANTHER PARTY 


Character: 


Synopsis: 



RACIAL MATTERS; SMITH ACT OF 1940; 

SEDITION; CONSPIRACY - REBELLION 
AND INSURRECTION 

BPP program® and policies as expressed by 
CHARLES "BUTCH" LEWIS, TED SPURLOCH, DONALD 
COX, set forth. Information concerning BPP 
weapons reportedly taken from New Haven to 
Boston. Details concerning BPP "teach-in" 
on 9/25/69, set forth, as well as documents 
and flyers concerning party activities in 
New Haven. BPP breakfast program communi- , 
cations included as well as travel of DAVID 
HILLIARD and DONALD COX to New Haven. Info 
concerning BPP members from New York and 
Boston presently active in New Haven set 
forth. 


-P~ 



This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI. It Is the property of the FBI and is loaned t 
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DETAILS; 

I . REVOLUTIONARY PROGRAM AND POLICIES AS 
EXPRESSED BY BLACK PANTHER PARTY (BPP) 

A characterisation of the Black Panther 
Party appears in the Appendix Section. 


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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


W^D-302 (Rev. 4-1.S-64) 


Date 8/15/69 

!-■ 

DONALD COX was observed by Special Agents of the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation on August 6, 1969 at a ’’Hiroshima Day” 
demons t action and rally- He was introduced by a white male as 
DONALD COX, Field Marshal of the Black Panther Party. 

COX began his remarks by stating, “All power to the 
people." Hi® continued by stating that the black people should 
strive for national liberty and that they should take part in .. 
the black liberation struggle. He said that the objective of 
the black involution today is to put power into the hands of the 
blacks, "We want power!" he stated, 

©OX addressed himself to the stated ten point platform 
of the Slack Panther Party, and stated that those demands must be '■ 
me t c. 

COX stated that the Black Panthers who had been a nested 
in New Haven were the vanguard of the Black Panther Party and 
that they were now in jail. The arrests, COX claimed, were a 
conspiracy by the fascists of' New Haven, Connecticut, He stated 
that the black people must be educated and fascism must be fought 
1® America, To provide a united front against fascism, the Black 
Panther party ’has organized a national committee. 

To combat fascism and oppression, COX stated, "There are 
some people out there who need killing. There are some niggers 
that need killing, there are some Jews that need killing, and 
there are some white people who need killing because they oppress 

the people,” 

COX stated that he had talked with a messenger from 
EiLJDIlIIKsE CLEAVER the previous night in New York, New York and that 
this messenger had delivered a message to Sister ES1CKA HUGGINS, 
that If the pigs did not set her free immediately , then there were 
going to be political consequences. 

The following is a transcription of a tape of an interview 
of COX fey newsman D2K EiTMAN, WILT, New Haven, Connecticut, which 
was conducted immediately following COX's speech: 


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0n 8/6/69 at New Haven, Connecticut # NH 100-19186 

SA THOMS M€ GORRAY SA RAYMOND MC ANDREW 

SA ALLAN KING SA LEWIS K¥ DEN/ lee , 8/8/69 

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Qo "Mr* GOK what is jout positi©® with the Black Panthers? . 

A * Fi®M Marshal* 

Q. Aiaui what did y®M hop© t® gains or accomplish by appearing 
fe©r® at the rally? 

A, Wfa j, fualf illisag a ©®amit®®®t t® wh speak to the people 
he if® Ins Mew Haw®®; &ls® t® dteilwff a message from 
IILJDEEMS aa&d to let tfe® p®®pl® know that we are going 
t® pffit th® party back t®g®th©r» It’s been damaged 
by th®®@ pigs 'mm ia M@w iiirv®®, and he wanted these 
pigs t© too® Isa l@w IHi&v®.® that if they don't let , 

1ES€!SA 1HMSEIS auad th® brothers amd sisters in ^gil, 
taihj, tmhj, 1©®s®„ th®© th@ 2 ® is goiiag to have to be a 
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LONNIE MO LUCAS was interviewed by Special. -Agent? of 
the Federal Bureau of Investigation at Brooklyn Jail in Brooklyn, • K 

Connecticut, MC LUCAS stated that he had requested the interview M 

by a representative of the FBI through LT. DEDAULT of the Brooklyn I >^i' 
Jail. MC LUCAS was advised of his rights by Special Agent THOMAS 
F. MC GO R HAY and was furnished a Waiver of Rights form which he '. ; 

read and signed, MC LUCAS furnished the following information ' M' ••• 

concerning his activities in the Black Panther Party (BPP) of j ■ 

Connecticut. ■ ' ' :J. 


MC LUCAS stated that ho brought MAUDE FRANCIS and 
JEANNIE WILSON to Bridgeport, Connecticut, with JOSE GONSALVEZ 
and GEORGE ROSA early in 1969. The purpose of this trip was a 
"scouting expedition" to see what was going on in the Bridgeport 
area, MC LUCAS advised that they started this trip in Jersey " 

City, New Jersey, and traveled to New York City yrhere they spent •. 

4 days in an apartment on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. This •/• 

apartment belonged to a friend of JOSE GONSALVEZ. MQ LUCAS statpd 
that GONSALVEZ and ROSA worked for the Harlem Action Committee. \ 

He stated they arrived in Bridgeport in early January and immedi- 
ately planned a trip to the West Coast. He stated they departed 
for California in late January and were arrested in Ohio. After reloaso 
they continued their trip but GEORGE ROSA left them somewhere in ' 

Wyoming and returned to the East Coast. MC LUCAS stated tt>at thpy 
•> stayed with JOHN SEALE, the brother of BOBBY SEALE, both members 

v ; of the BPP in Berkeley, California. MC LUCAS stated they event- v 
ually flew back to New York City where they picked up MAUDE V. 

FRANCIS and JEANNIE WILSON and returned to Bridgeport, Connecticut. , 
GEORGE ROSA, in the meantime, had established a group for boys jl , 
on East Main Street in Bridgeport, Connecticut. MC LUCAS stated | 
that JEANNIE WILSON and MAUDE FRANCIS came to Bridgeport, Connects 
icut, by bus, having bought their own tickets in order tp help/' M 


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Haven Police .Department damped on .the Slack Panther Head- 
quarters oa-SvS Street, he was in Hartford. He ; . i-i' 

stated . that; Ise-'rar.* . teaching • a political education class in i ’’/• 

'Hartford and' that when toe approached Panther Headquarters 
he saw several policeafien. standing guard. He immediately •. ■■ | 

went to the fee r« ' of *5EGI882 EDWARDS, who resides at 9 Hazel 
Street, where fee talked to EDWARDS*' wife. He stated that . '"J * : 

EDWARDS * wife knew nothing concerning what had happened. . 

KC LUCAS stated that h© then went to the New Haven Police ‘ - ' • {' ; 

Department but that they would not let him in, and so he . f •> . ;• 

returned to Hartford, Connecticut, driving WARREN KIMBRO'S 

Mustang. MC LUCAS stated that he stayed in the house of 

BUTCH LEWIS for about one day and part of a night and that 

during. his stay there he heard that he was wanted in cqnnec- • 

tion with the warder of ALEX RACKLEY. • KC LUCAS advised he \ 

immediately traveled to Springfield, Massachusetts, using •!•."■•• 

KIMBRO’S Mustang, and got on a bus for Baltimore, Maryland . 

He stayed In Baltiaor® at the YMCA for a few days and then ' ' 

returned to his sister’s house in New Jersey. His sister V 

is BARBARA THOMPSON, 838 Grand Avenue, Jersey City, New ’ ; : 

Jersey. He remained approximately a week and one half with j 

his sister. At this time he met JIMMY YORK, a ft ex-Panther, j' 

who had recently been declared a ''renegade", MC LUCAS stated \ 

that YORK agreed to go with him to California in order to , 

straighten out their problems with the national organization v . - .■ j '? 
of the BPP. MC LUCAS stated that JIMMY YORK possessed a .38 ■ ■■■’, . jv 

caliber Smith and. Wesson revolver which he kept loaded in the 
glove compart meat. MC' LUCAS advised that this gun was kept ., [■ 

in the glove compartment from the time of their departure ■ J. • 

from New Jersey until they were arrested in Salt Lake City.; . 

MC LUCAS stated that; Just before arriving in Salt Lake they 

picked up an unidentified Negro male hitchhiker who was pn : 

his way to San Francisco. .••/••• . j ; -> v-.- - . • >/ .-'t ~- - \f 


MC LUCAS advised concerning the Hartford Chapter •: ; 
of the EPP that BUTCH LEWIS is no longer in command. He 
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advised that he does not know if DON MOUNDS stood guard duty 
over RACKLEY, but stated that since he was at Panther Head- 
quarters i» New Bavett he nust have known' about ALEX RACKLEY. 


MC LUCAS advised that on May 19, 1969, after BOBBY 
SEALS spoke at Yale University, all of the Panthers returned ' 
to Headquarters. They received a call concerning the kid- 
napping of the TONEY girl and MC LUCAS went with BUTCH LEWIS ■ < 

to search for the Kissing girl, MC LUCAS does not know i,f 
BOSSY SEALE and JQiHOt HILLIARD returned to BPP Headquarters 
after, the speech. 

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Concerning the murder of ALEX RACKLEY, MC LUCAS ■ . 

advised that the orders came down to him from LANDON WILLIAMS 
who ordered GEORGE SAMS to handle the matter. MC LUCAS •' 

stated that possibly the murder was planned with WARREN KIMBRO 
earlier because KIMBRO led the group from BPP Headquarters on 
the night of the murder. . 

MC LUCAS advised that Chairman BROTHERS from the 
Black Panther Party, New York, had come under suspicion since 
he was not arrested with the New York 21, and for this reason \ 

BROTHERS attempted to place blame on ALEX RACKLEY. BROTHERS 
did not allow RACKLEY to see him while he was in New Haven. 


i MC LUCAS stated that on the night of the arrest of 

j’i. the New Haven Panthers while he was in Hartford, Connecticut, 

he was chased on foot as well as in his car by a single un- 
j-j' \ identified Negro male who carried a shotgun and who drove a 

jJ. ■ .1957 white Chrysler, bearing Connecticut plates. MC LUCAS 

! i . stated that he was chased for approximately 2 \ hours from 

; ; ' 9:30 to midnight throughout the City of Hartford. He stated 

. 1 . : that he believed this individual had reason to kill him but 

i‘j.. . he does not know if he was a Panther. ■ He described the un- 

j j ... . identified Negro male as a young teenager, 5' 8", medium build, 

L j short hair, sunglasses, and a white jacket. MC LUCAS stated 
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proposed a plan which ha said could destroy the BPP. He 
stated that if the FBI could rent an apartment and arrange ." 
• a thirty minute press conference, he and GEORGE SAMS, 

another BPP member, could give enough information to the 
press to completely destroy the BPP, After this press 
conference, MC LUCAS stated that he and SAMS would remain 
at the apartment and with the FBI providing "security" 
they would wait for recrimination against them by the BPP. 



In exchange for this cooperation, MC LUCAS 
stated that if he lived through his proposed activity he would 
expect that the Federal Government could arrange a pardon in 
connection with the various charges against him by the State 
of Connecticut in connection with the murder of ALEX RACKLEY. 


MC MJCAS was advised by both interviewing Agents that 1 
even if his p&dposal was acceptable that no arrangement could 
be made because he is in custody on a local murder charge and 
not on Federal charges, MC LUCAS was further advised that 
the interviewing Agents, even if he was facing Federal charges, 
were not in a position to make any arrangement. 


MC LUCAS stated that he understood the position of 
the Federal Government and the interviewing Agents and then 
realized that the Federal Government?? "hands were tied." 

He stated that he felt that his plan was the only way that 
the BPP could be totally disrupted and he furnished no further 
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


Date Oc tober 16 , =' 1969 


CHARLES EDWARD LEWIS, also known as Bptch, was 
interviewed and advised he is not now a member of the Black 
Panthsr Party (BPP) in Connecticut. Be advised that he. has 1 
been given a reinstatement, but has not yet decided- if he 
should accept it. LEWIS advised the suspension was for 90 1 
days and that it came from his liberal views of the BPP and . 
his willingness to state that thare were shortcomings . v 

LEWIS advised he used to say that there is a y 
great difference between the East and West and the policy 
for each coast must be flexible, .He stated officers are- 
expected to spend all of their time on party business and n 
not work in industry. It was impossible to do this in the ; 
East for a person must work to support himself in winter , 
while the West Coast the weather made it possible /to live 
without problems. ■ • i v 

LEWIS advised he first became: interested in the 
BPP after he had received a discharged: from the serye and 
met BPP members on the street in California. -He favors a 
Socialist form of government and also some of the MAO Tse- 
tung for these are governments that will benefit the blacks . 

LEWIS stated he had attended a speech by BOBBY .' 
SEALE, whom he knew as a founder of the BPP in New Haven, 
Connecticut, the evening of May 19, £$9. He stated tjtat 
after the speech, he had met SEALE backstage* LEWIS stated 
this was his only meeting with SEALE V: 

LEWIS advised the next day or so after meeting SEALE, 
he had heard of the death of a man named RACKLEY, whom he 
heard was a supposed member pf thd V BPP ♦ LEyisi ^ sta ted^ he ; had ;. 
never met RACKLEY and had no information concerning the ;; 
murder of RACKLEY. LEWIS stated he had met a man named 
LONNIE MC LUCAS whom he knew was from New Hay eri’ BPP, and 
MC LUCAS had stayed at his apartment in Hartford for a day 
or so after the death of RACKLEY. LEWIS did not know 
where MC LUCAS went after leaving. Hartford;; 


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On 10/6/69 ' , at Hartford, Conn. Pile # NH 1Q0**19186 

•SA THOMAS F. MC GORRAY 

by 3A__J0HN A, D ANA HER/ jf p Date dictated 40/1Q/69 ’ 

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LEWIS stated he had no information as to the current 
status of the BPP in Hartford at this time, and he did not know 
if he intended to rejoin if it still existed. 


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THEODORE CAREY SPURLOCK, JR., 29 Dickerman Street, 

New Haven, Connecticut, was interviewed by Special Agents ' ; ■ { 

of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Prior to this r 

interview SPURLOCK was advised that the topic of the ; . >■ l 

interview iwould be his activities in theBlack Panther Party ? 
(BPP) . He was advised by SA LEWIS W. HYDEN, II that the 
interview was strictly voluntary and he did not have to 
answer any questions and could terminate the interview at any 
time he chose. ' . 

SPURLOCK advised that he became a member of the 
3PP in mid -April, 1969, when be was recruited into the BRP 
by WARREN KIMBRO, who was at that time a Lieutenant of 
Finances in the New Haven Chapter of the. BPP. SPURLOCK 
also stated that KIMBRO is hfs brother-Tin-law and the personal 
friendship that h^ had for KI MBRO influenced his decision ' 
to join the BPP. 

SPURLOCK stated that following his Recruitment into 
the BPP, he underwent eight weeks of BPP indoctrination. This 
indoctrination included fpur weeks of political education by 
ERICKA HOGGINS, who was at that time thp political education 
instructor for the New Haven BPP. The political training 
included memorizing quotations of MAO Tse-tung and reading 
and discussing BPP philosophy set forth in. varioup pdiications 
published by the BPP. Two weeks of military education was 
conducted by WARREN KIMBRO, who instructed him in the maintenance 
of a 12 gauge shotgun and a .22 rifle .- Military classes were 
also conducted by DON MOUNDS, a member of the Hartford BPP^ 

During these military classes , SPURLOCK stated, he was 
never given any instruction in the manufacture or use of 
explosive or incendiary devices . The. last two weeks of the 
indoctrination was devoted to group discussions and becoming 
personally acquainted with the other members of the BPP. 

poncerning the murder of ALEX RACKLRY, an alleged 
BPP member of a New York, New York BP?, SPURLOCK advised 
that he had seen RACKLEY on May 17, 1969,. but did not know 
who he was until after the body was found and identified. 


v On 10/1/69 a t New Haven, Con necticut >;i„ # NH 167-1222 

, SA LEWIS W. HYDEN, Hand ~ 

SA WILLIAM A . Q1LLKN, JR, LWHjlmg 10/7/69 

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SPyBLQCK said that he did not see RACKLEY again. 


Around May 19, 1969, when BQBBY GEORGE SEALE, 
Chairman of the BPP f was in New Haven, Connecticut, there 
were a large number of BPP members in town from New York 
and the West Coast. He was not Introduced to any of these 
individuals and could not fdentify them by name. Concerning 
LEE ROPER, a New York piacl? panther who is wanted on charges 
of conspiracy to commit murder and arson in New York, 
SPURLOCK stated that he did not pbserye anyone in New Haven 
who fitted the description of ROPER during the time SEALE 
was in New Haven. ■ - • . 



After the arrest of KIMBRO and other Bpp members • . X- ; . 
in connection with the murder of ALEX RACKLEY, there was np : ; 

leadership in the New Haven Chapter of the BPP, SPURLOCK 1 j 

took it upon himself tp attempt to carry one the activities 
of the BPP in New Haven, Connecticut, He stated that he 
organized "a couple” of rallies in support of the Panthers j 

arrested on charges of murder and started a recruitment campaign i .. 
to rebuBd the New Haven Chapter pf the BPP. He wap contacted \ i 
j during late May, 1969, by DONALD LEE COX, BPP Field Marshal | 

for the East Coast, and told to continue as leader of the New . j 
Haven Chapter. SPURLOCK placed a call to BPP National and ' X ! ;i. 
talked with DAVID HILLIARD, BPP Chie f of Staff, who also told '!• ! 

r him to continue his efforts to rebuild the Chapter in New 

Haven. He hold the title of Acting Stffe Captain of tpe 
Connecticut BPP. 

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X" i During this time, EPURLOCKrecrpitpd the following 

j individuals into the ppp; • ■ ... • / t- 

T- i ROGER SEYMOUR GQRLEY :.X •; I • 

ABRAHAM FLYNN ; . - .'X 

FRED MC CALL I,., 

RONNIE HORNER ’ . T X 

: T ; , •. RONNIE HARTLEY j;> 

T In line with a BPP National directive thaf individuals j- 

who were hot aligped with BPP philosophy or who were considered 
to be police informants were tp be purged fyom the party, . J > 

spurlocjc purged the following individuals: 1 . ' i: 





FRED MC CALL, for liberalism 


; ROGER GORI.EY and ABRAHAM FLYNN, Vho were not trusted 

by KIMBRO and who were ordered •fo be purged by KIMBRQ. 

'• RONNIE HORNER, RONNEY HARTLEY and ANTONIO 8ANT03, 

because they were too young pad immature to be of uso to the 
j BPP. . i . ... V 1 " V 

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Other individuals who have supported the BPP in one 
•i • way or another, but who are not now 'connected with the BPP are 

STANLEY WILSON, BARBAEV HOIfLQWAY, BERNADETTE STRODE. SAM 1 • 

\ j j BAILEY, MIRE CCOR and RICHARD BECKMAN. . : 

Concerning other Individuals wRo SPURLOCK Knows 
as current members of the BPI», he advised that SANDRA TAYLOR, 

1 a Negro female, age 24, 5'5’\ to S'ev, medium build. Short 

| Afro-hair style, allows the BPP tp use her apartment at 760 

| Orchard Street, New Haven, Ccanepticut, as a temperary 

headquarters and as ao abode for several other Panthers. 

: j, SAM DAVIS, who is a student at Hfllhpu6e High School, 

furnishes his 19Q2 white Rambler for the use of the BPP. His 
Vj brother, MICHAEL DAVIS, is also currently an active member ’ 
of the BPP. MICHAEL GREEN, who is a good friend of MICHAEL 
DAVIS, is also a dedicated member of the BPp. 




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s State Captain for Connecticut until early August when he was /. ! 

demoted to Field Lieutenant by DOUGLAS MIRANDA, BPP Captain i •: 

.. from Boston, Massachusetts. ?SPURLQCK stafed that this j 

demotion came when he failed to turn over some ropney to the BPP ) ..! 

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SPURLOCK (stated that the Ne^r Haven BPP, to the best of 
his knowledge, has ono 12 gauge single shot sawed off shotgun, 
seven or eight shotguns capable of holding eight to ten rounds 
and an unknown number of rifles. The stated that ‘ near fhe time 
of his expulsion these weapons were taken from 760 Orchard 
Street to an unknown location by SAM DAVIS i. To the best of 
SPURLOCK's knowledge there are no guns at 760 Orchard Street. 

New Haven, Connecticut. ,, •' ;• 


SPURLOCK stated that while he was in a leadership 
capacity he purchased, several items of citizen band radio 
eqiupment. This equipment is now in the possession of RICHARD 
BLACKMAN and is^not available to the BPP. T 


he has not had any political contact with current members, b 
has talked with several on a social basis. He no longer con 
himself a Black Panther and does not hold to BPP philosophy . 
He no longer owns a weapon, ’ 

The following description of SPURLOCK was obtained 
through observation and interview; ' ■ ’ 


Name: 
Alias : 
Race : 
Sex; 
Height 
Weight 
Hair; 
Eyes : 


THEODORE CAREY SPURLOCK 
Tad Skully T . 

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Date of Birth: • I FoiA(b) (6) \ 

•• . Place of Birth: New Haven, Connecticut 

j .. Residence: 2t» Dickerman Street, New Haven, 

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• NH 100-19.186 


II. ACTS IN FURTHERANCE OF REVOLUTIONARY 
PROGRAM AND POLICIES 


On October 19, 1969, NH T-9 advised that the BP? 
at New Haven, Connecticut, Intended to ship guns to Boston, 
Massachusetts, sometime after sundown on October 19, 1969. 
Source advised that CORNELL WRIGHT, BPP, Hartford, Connecticut, 
displaced a list of 20 guns including two Thompson sub-machine 
guns . 

The s&rae source advised that ROSCOE LEE and CJiARLES 
"CAPPY VV PEHDERHUGHES were observed in the early morning hours 
of October 19, 1969, carrying pimp shotguns in front of BPP 
headquarters, 35 Sylvan Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut, The 
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DOUGLAS MIRANDA and SONNY MILLER and several . 
other members of the Black Panther Party (BPP), New ,,- 
Haven. Connecticut, were observed departing BPP headquarters, 

35 Sylvan Avenue,! New Haven, Connecticut % short 1 y af ter (fork 
at approximately 6:30 p.m. MIRANDA was observed entering a 
1964 bronze-tan Oldskobile station wagon bearing 'Connecticut 
license GX 8232, This car was ohserveq department of & the 
City o:' New Haven vis Route 9i heading towards Hartford/ 
Connecticut. At approximately ^ix miles outside the 
City of New Haven on Route 91, the a tK>ve -me nt ioned vehicle 
pulled over to the side of the road 'and stopped. At thisn time 
active surveillance of the above-mentioned car' wap; discontinued „ 
and the above information was furnished to re pr ese nt a t iy e s of 
the Sts te Police in Connecticut, and to the FBI ip Boston, 
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On September 22, 1969, NH T-9 advised that hp 
attended a meeting of the BPP in New Haven, Connect lent, at 
760 Orchard Street, Source stated at this time he noted 
that approximately 22 persons were present. Source ^ta^ion 
that it was announced a t this time that five members of the 
BPP in Connecticut, were to he sent to Boston for revolutionary 
training as leaders of the BPP, aqd that one of them wpuld 
be eventually designated field captain for the Hartford chapter 
of the BPP. This training was to take approximately two months. 
Two of the five members sent were BRUCES RYLES and CORNELL WRIGHT. 
The names of the other three were unknown to the source. Source 
advised further that when he first walked into the apartment at 
76Q Orchard Street, New Haven headquarters for the BPP in New 
Haven at this time, he noticed that several Pantherp were cleaning 
guns. He stated the guns consisted of two sub-machine guns, 
several repeating rifles and a good number of weapons of varipup 
makes. All of the above-mentioned weapons were returned to a 
wooden chest which was then in the living room. 

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Fifteen Panthers, including National’' Chairman Bobby Seale, are 
cummily being held without bail in connection with an alleged 
conspiracy to conunit jnurder. The New. Haven Police Department, courts 
and newspapers have already convicted the Panthers. This premature 
conviction is part of a nation-wide series of attacks on the Black 
Panther Party by local authorities and the F.B.I. In the attempt to 
destroy the Panthers over two hundred members haye been arrested and 
at least twenty shot to death in the streets. •, 

Police and the FBI around the country have used the New Haven 
case to harrasss other branches of the BPP. In Chicago the Black 
Panther office was fire-bombed, broken into an<T busted up. Eight V 

members of the Illinois branch were arrested on charges qf harboring 
a "fugitive from jqstice" wanted in New Haven, No fugitive was found, 
but the eight were arrested anyway. The Panther office in Denver 
was ransacked by police in search of people wanted in New Haven. ' ; 

During these harrassments Panther printing presses were smashed, 
literature destroyed and money from the Breakfast for Children ' - 
program' stolen by the police. ; •. ... . • . 

THE PANTHER PROGRAM • ' '' ' ' [J ■ ■ - 

Through programs designed to serve the people directly, the 
Panthers expose the failures of the governmental and corporate 
institutions to meet the needs of all the people. Through JJreakfast 
for Children, Liberation Schools, free clothing and health clinics, 
and self-defense programs tfye Panthers combine concrete aption with 
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While corporations reap enormous profits they do not pay their - 
workers enough to raise a family adequately. The BPP’s Breakfast for 
Children program serves the people and points up the failure of our 
social system to do so. _ : Vv. ; ; 

V/hi^e the schools and media perpetuate the myth of a free and r 

open society, the BPP's education program exposes the reality of 
economic and cultural slavery and teaches the necessity for militant 
struggle. ‘ : >i. -1‘ ,•/ •?/•/ ■ o'. 

While the police, in an attempt to destroy all resistance, con- 
stantly terrorize the Black community, the Black Panther Party seeks 
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The BPP realizes that the system is incapable of producing 
the far-reaching changes necessary to free black people from their 
oppression. The BPP is being attacked because they are teaching 
'the people to fight their oppressors. Their slogan "All Power to 
the People!" is revolutionary: capitalism can never meet that demand. 

Capitalism means that vealth and power are held by a few and kept 
from the people. The. Black Panther Pasty labels the real enemies 
of the people: the big businessman, and the politicians and policemAn 


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who protect himJ 
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their message to -the- young, the 


The Black Panther Party is fighting for the liberation of all . . -ii : • 
' people. They are fighting capitalism because that system breeds the 
:• ’ urban slums, unemployment, racism, poverty, oppression of women and • 
continual foreign wars witnessed every day. The Panthers speak to 
the anger we all feel, the anger we vent against each other. Instead 
of constant warfare between black and white, men and women, young and 
old, American and Vietnamese, the Panthers say: "Join together and . • 

. fight your enemy." Our enemy fears that most of all. 



The Black Panther Party fight3 for socialism, because socialism V ■ • *•« 
T means "All Power to the People." A socialist society is run by all 

! . the people, to serve the needs of all .-the people. The people's 

! needs determine what is produced, not -the motive of private profit. . 

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By obstructing the growth of the black community through miseduca- 
tion, terrible living conditions and police intimidation, the capitalists. 

. perpetuate the degrading myths of black "inferiority" in order to 
crush the confidence to fight for self-determination. 

Under capitalism, the masses of people are oppressed, but blacks 
face even greater oppression than whites. Black unemployment and infant 
mortality rates are twice that of whites. Average black income is 
.• : little more than half that of whites; .life expectancy is six years less.’ 


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Capitalist education teaches us lies about our history. It ignores \ 
the vital role working people, and in particular, black people have 

played in building our country. The schools train people only for the. . ; v \’ 

jobs available — the means a rigid tracking system, decaying schools,- . . 

stifled curiosity , and police-like teachers. For black people who \ 

get the worst jobs, schools are the most oppressive. 


The war in Vietnam hurts us all but twice as many blacks fight 
and die there as do whites. : 

The special oppression black people face as an entire people 
inside white America is what we mean by racism. Capitalism, a system 
which divides people, breeds racism. Only socialism, a system which 
v ' unites pejople, can destroy it. 

Because the Panthers reveal the true nature of our society, they 
have come up against the full force of the capitalist police state. 
Through jailings and shootings, firebombs and frame-ups, the .full force 

of the state is being used to prevent them from being heard. 

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But the Panthers will be heard. We will fight to free our brothers 
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FREE THE PANTHER l£i • v ' .. FREE BOBBY SEALE! •' 

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TEACH-IN THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 25 . • 8:00 PM YALE LAW SCHOOL AUDITORIUM 


New Haven SDS (rym), People's Committee to Defend the Panthers, 
Black Panther Party. • -i-vrV.j ■■ 

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On September 25 , 1969, NH T-3 advised that at 
8j00 p.m. a teach-in at Yale Law School auditorium was held. 

This teach-in was sponsored by the New Haven Students for 
a Democratic Society (SDS) , the People's Committee for Defend 
the Panthers and the BPP. 

NH T-3 stated the meeting opened with a film on 
the BPP, Its origin, its dealings with police at demonstra- 
tions in front of the Alameda Courthouse to free HUEY NEWTON » 

After this film, BETH MITCHELL, also known as Elizabeth 
Bragg originally from New York City expounded on the BPP, 

, its purpose and the various programs which they have started, 
MITCHELL stated how the party was started in October, 1966, 
by HUEY NEWTON and BOBBY SEALE to help free the Negroes from the 
"facisft role of the U.S. power structure." 

Source stated that MITCHELL also talked about how 
the police were used by the power structure to abuse the 
Negro and prevent him from obtaining his freedom. BRAGG 
told of the various programs Panthers had started such as the 
free breakfast program for school children and the BPP 
liberation school. 

The second speaker was ROSCOE LEE who spoke on the 
repression of the BPP by the "facist pigs of the police depart- 
ment." LEE spoke of the effort of the BPP to organize all the 
revolutions and mobilize them to stop the facists from repressing 
all people. ROSCOE LEE urged all the people present to give their 
money and their lives if necessary "to defend the rights of the 
people and to short to kill if necessary." He then spoke of the 
various charges aimed to frame BOBBY SEALE and the other 14 
Panthers in the death of ALEX RACK LEY. The third speaker at 
this meeting, according to the source, was DOUGLAS MIRANDA, who 
spoke of the welfare mothers' fight to get more clothes and 
money. 

The meeting closed with a film strip on the turmoil 
of San Francisco State College . 

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Ever since May 21, 1SS9 12 members of the New Haven Branch of the Black Panther Party, have been held in the | j. 

racist prisons of the oppressor — the Connecticut State Government. These lying pigs are trying to make the people *-■ A.'* 
believe that these Party members , who were trying to serve, educate, and solve the problems of the people 1 

here in our community, who were trying to liberate their people from the foul hands of robbing, racist America, 

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murdered one of their own revolutionary brothers, Alex Rackley, a Panther Party member from New York. 

The New Haven Black Panthers did not kill their own revolutionary brother Alex. i\ 

THE RACIST PIGS KILLED ALEX RACKLEY, JUST LIKE THEY HAVE BEEN KILLING AND BEATING AND ; ;f> 

HANGING OTHER BLACK PEOPLE THROUGH OUR WHOLE HISTORY HERE IN AMERICA. ‘ * ‘ _ 

. The pigs killed Brother Alex and blamed it on the New Haven Panthers, because they want to destroy the real ; 
protectors, the real servants of the people — the Black Panther Party, 

; The pigs killed Brother Alex and blamed It on the New Haven Panthers because they want the people fo be 
_ afraid of the information the panthers have for the people, The pigs killed Brother Alex and blamed It on the 
Mew Haven Panthers because they didn’t wantthe people find out the truth about what's really happening to them 
here in New Haven and here in robbing, racist America. The pigs killed Brother Alex and blamed it on the Nevy Haven 

others because they don't want the Panthers ito feed hungry school children here In New Haven. 1 

rtklos to«ica to Hr.'I 1*," T? !T y >Cr BlKk 211 “1“ oppressed and exploited people litre in raclsl,\ j 

. , ten... W. are no. a >u»tn addlels. trazy murderers, mat tut tnteiet a.Uy.u, tut m ltt yo ' 

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:/ V . ‘“people and all Other oppressed and exploited people, 

i HE BLACK PANTHER PARTY GOES forth t/iMfft . . . 

• . i ; - ■ THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE, NOT MURDERAND LIE TO THEM 

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THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY INVITES THE PEOPLE OF THE NEW HAVEN COMMUNITY 

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TO ATTEND A MEETING THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 8:00 o'clock '-V 

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HILL BUCK ARTS THEATRE 


335 WESTPORTSEA STREET 
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To kidnap Chairman Bobby Seale on charges of kidnapping, conspiracy to kidnap, murder and consnlracv to commit murder 

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in connection with the slaying of Alex Rackley is absurd and ridiculous. Fourteen Panthers have already been framed ; , 
for the murder of Brother Rackley and now the fascist federal government is trying to frame the Chairman of the Black . v 

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The kidnap of Bobby Seale is the latest In a series of fascistic attacks by the pig power structure to destroy V ; ; 
the leadership and organization of the Black Panther Party. We in the Party, recognize fascism for exactly what it Is. ^ 

!! Fascism is open terrorist vengeance against black people, the poor, the students, workers and all the people who will say 

"no more’ 1 to the open repression that Is going on In America. / ' \ i ^ 

j: pjg chjet James A hern is quoted as saying "Seale spoke at Yale University May 19, and was In New Haven at the time ^ 

of the slaying." This is a bare-face lie. According to the report of the pigs, Alex Rackley was slain on May 21, 1969 

The re-arrest of Chairman. Bobby, after he had been ransomed out of jail for the amount of ’$25,000.00 on charges ; 

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of flight to avoid prosecution is equally absurd. The pigs knew where he was all along. All they had to do was a6k our 

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| : attorneys to produce him. , ./ ! 

| ... Our Minister of Defense, Huey P. Newton is in jail, Eldrldge Cleaver has been forced - ^ . 

to flee the country, our Chief of Staff, David Hilliard Is being framed on trumped-up charges. And now Chairman Bobby 
has these ridiculous charges made against him! But the blatant fascistic attacks against our leadership will not destroy the ? 
1 Party. We will continue to serve the people with the Free Clothing Program for Children, The Free Breakfast Programs 

the Liberation Schools, Free Health Clinics and the Free Lunch Programs. 


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"Historically, all reactionary forces on the verge of extinction invariably conduct a last desperate struggle against the " : M 

revolutionary forces, and some revolutionaries are apt to be deluded tor a time by this phenomenon of outward strength : 'i 
but inner weakness, failing to grasp the essential fact that the enemy Is nearing extinction while they themselves are - 

approaching victory. " (Red Book page 83) 




Huey P. Newton has said that "we are oxen to be ridden by the 


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people." We will continue to serve the people and we will grow stronger. 


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| f WELFARE PICS REFUsWo GIVE MOTHERS MONEY JO PURCHASE BATO TO SCHOOL CLOTHING FOR 1 THEIR CHILDRE 


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The Hew Haven Welfare Mothers are demanding that. this racist power structure gives them a sufficient amount of money 


to purchase back-to-school clothing for their children, In Connecticut, welfare recipients are allowed $12.50 to purchase ; 
a winter coat for a growing boy of 13. The average monthly clothing allowance is $6.80 per child which is totaiiy iitadeauafi 
The pig power structure had the nerve to oink in the face of the people when the mothers appeared at the State Welfare 
Department in Hartford, demanding to talk to the State Welfare Commisioner, Edward Shapiro . The demcgogic ; " 

(lying, deceiving) punk ran away into hiding after he got word that the mothers were on their wav to Hartford 

with their children. Rather than face the mothers, their children, and have to deal with their needs he had his flunkies report 

that he had "just received a hay fever attack.” ' 

You would think that this was cruel enough but along comes bone-nosed Richard Milhouse Nixon, oinking 
that things are going to be better for welfare recipients by offering a $1,600 minimum in aid per year. This might be an 
improvement in Mississippi, but in Connecticut its like throwing crumbs in the face of the people. Yet these same running 
dogs politicians who are the human properties of finance capital (the flunkies of Hunt, Dupont, Rockefeller, Kennedy, Etc,.) 
can allocate billions and billions of dollars to send monkeys as astro pigs to the moon. But when if comes to the basic needs 
of the "wretched of the earth” , the people who have been enslaved by this oppressive capitalistic system cannot even begin 
to meet those needs — food, clothing, housing, education. The reponse to tne people from the fascist pigs — •• 

the lying politicians, the greedy businessmen and the racist pig cops is "OINK/” ’ • ! . , 


The cost ef living has gone to outer space aboard the latest spaceship. V -\ ; 


And all that the fascist U.S. Government does for the poor is raise taxes, decrease the services, make cutbacks, and cink 
empty words. The criminal clothing allotment to Welfare recipients points out the major difference in this 

corrupt American society, the difference between the haves (the exploiters — the people who own the Y 

means of production) and the have-nots (the exploited — the people who are overworked, underpaid, and overcharged for 

material merchandise which they themselves work to produce). 'r . • : . . / ,'Y’ 

The Black Panther Party calls upon the people of the New Haveh community to support the Welfare Mothers' bj( participating i 

a demonstration on Wednesday, September 3rd, 1968 . Meet at Dixwell Plaza 8:00 AM in the morning to march with the 
mothers to the Welfare Department on Bassett Street, POWER TO THE WELFARE MOTHERS 


ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE 


FREE HUEY 


V FREE BOBBY SEALE 


FREE THE NEW HAVEN PANTHERS FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS 


FREE ALL OPPRESSED PEOPLE 




THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY IS ASKING THE PEOPLE OF THE COMMUNITY TO INFORM US OF ANY 


VACANT HOUSES IN THE COMMUNITY THAT ARE FOR SALE OR FOR RENT FOR THE PURPOSE 


OF ESTABLISHING A COMMUNITY INFORMATION CENTER, FREE MEDICAL CLINICS, 


FREE BREAKFAST PROGRAM, AND A LIBERATION SCHOOL FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY 


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IV. DOCUMENTS URGING REVOLUTIONARY PROGRAM 


The following documents and flyers concernfcg 
BPP activities in the New Haven area are set forth. These 
documents were obtained by both open and concealed sources 
and testimoffiy can be furnished ty the New Haven Office as 
to their date of receipt and disposition by BPP members in 
the New Haven area. 

Also, the following letter was furnished by 
Mr. CHRISTOPHER KNUDSEN, 1304 Hartford Turnpike, New' Haven, 
Connecticut. This letter is one of the many such letters sent 
out by the BPP, 760 Orchard Street, New Haven, Connecticut. 

As the letter reflects, JOEL BROWN is listed as the breakfast 
coordinator for the New Haven. BPP. 


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This is a. political case. The Black Panther Party is an ,prgariiza_tion_of black people working to change 
»' .the economic ?nd social system of this country.'' They "oppose the way •iff' which this system divides black people 
from white people, preventing^thernTrom uniting" to work for their common benefit, ** ' ’« t. - ,' ■ ° 

• , ” Any group, especially black pcoplc,,that works'for sorious basic change in this country is a threat to those 

•■'in power;- Students and 'others who oppose theiwariand the'military. wdrkefs-who want •chango in’the'fac tor ies 
rV and on their jobs, black people who demand-.a different'.Sconomic and /political 'sys"tem-Tali. t these"pepni'' ~ geared ' 
•jjgtoy those.in power., And ; if all these groups seeking changes can see they have common goai»,;then the ruling elite 
will surely be in trouble. , 

The Black Panthers have been jailed in f .many..cities^esidcs;Ncw Haven. j.Thr.^^th|rs understand that unity 
"« between- black and whito people .Is nccessary ’foriany .mcaningful^cha'nge.that.wi^^bfifit those^whp work to produce 

this country s wealth, but havo been consistently domed acccsrtoj it. • r- . 

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—^Wo'rc not worried about skin [cotorl ; We've understood • ."The power structure is going to be making attacks on 
and told the iteopto that it's a class struggle — the upper , y those who are trying to initiate the struggle. ..^s wo go 
class exploiting and oppressing the lower class." through a ‘legal process' that's supposed to bo for the 



"The f our key Panther Programs arc breakfast for children, 
the petition campaign for community control of thepoheo. 
free health clinics In the black community, and black 
liberation schools in tin* h/ack community." ■ .. s 


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The Panther's believe that black peoplo especially should not serve in the military. Point 6 of the Panther 
Platform states in part “we believe that 8|ack people should not be forced to fight in the military service to dofend 
a racist government that does not protect us. We will not fight and kill other people of color in the world who, . 
like Black peopled are being victimized by the white racist government of America.” - 

■ The Panthers recognize that United States military involvement overseas does not serve the interests of the 
people. We agree, In support of the stand of the Black Panther Party against' the war in Vietnam and American 
military policy, there will be a demonstration on the New Haven Greenj -. r ; < ’-, ££•/. 


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UNITE WITH THE ! ' 
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Bayonet displays and gas attacks are becoming ever A'.:! "A 
more frequent in the cities of our country. They have 
become the open weapons of federal, state and local .-A 

governments for suppression of popular discontent and 
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The National Guard and the polico $ire increasingly AAA 

using forco and terror on college campusos, in the black AAAAAaA-' 
ghottps end on pickot lines. Every American' s right to AA-'-A V*k A 
freedom of assembly and .expression is being threatened . A. ; , A : . 
by those actions. : ’j;:*?-----*' '"'A 

In the name of "law and order", police clubs ond A' AA a '• A A>V; 

jaillhgs aro being used by the authorities to sllenoo ' V'-'. AA'A A.A 

Just demand of 0 ?* Jobs, oduontion pnd a do con t living. .'AWa 

This is tho ffJampv/ork In whiph tho cltizons of oyf 
community should view the outcry of Now Haven polico, f 

press end politicians against tho Black Ponthor Party 
lcadoro. Behind their chorgo of "conspiracy to murdor" : ; r ' ■ , A-' A 
Is tho offort to destroy m organization which has ; : \.AAVAVAA ' 
challenged racist rule, injustice and indignity under n ;A A 
which black pooplo have suffered far too long* ’ 'A Av-AA'A 

This is not tho first oaso of pcrsooutlon of tho oo A -A A \A 
who unite to improve their condition. But it IS timo . .-A: . 

to' spoalc out 'and act bo that it shall bo tho laetl AA •. 

Trade unionists should rconll that parly labor V‘. : A’AArrv 
organizations wore donouncod by employers and brought ! : AAAvA A A' 
to trial as "consplriolcs." Our history io full of A/ ;i f P : 
frame-ups, imprl conmontn and oven executions of labor’s AA' 'AAA. 
martyrs. Wo all know today that thoy struggled and . A A A- . (a’ 

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proposing to noirvo daily froo breakfasts for children in , . 

our oity schools. Thoy palled for support t&dHili 
Health Centor and for freo mddlcal bard for working . V ' j; A\ 

pooplo and their families. . A 'A' A A-'"’ 

Their " orlrao" Was to put tho spotlight upon a system 
that oynloally protonds to dhTd for* tho needs of tho people. ; 

Eight non and women, two of them minors, wpro jailed A:A;A : - Av--. 
in New Havon - and other arrests followod in oitids aordse A AAA ••' A. 
tho country - in an offort to destroy the Black Panthor -A; A- A ! A;:A' 
organization. Bail has do far boon ddhiodl /A''*: ,: .. - AAvVf s 'r i A 

Democratic rights for all Americans are at stnkd. - ' ■ ■ : • 

Victimization of tho Ponthors will only caso the way A. A AA A- 
for tho Nixon administration' s growing use of thp oourta A/VArAv' - ' 
and polioo raprossioh. fhls pannot bo allowed Ipy those •-•/AAVA' '.VA 
who want ah end to povorty, raoi sn rind wax'* ; A A ; • A 


Tho people must' rankd thonsOlVd's hoard* RosdiiltiohS, ■ 
letters to the prGns and public authorities - from unions, 

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challenged racist rule, injustice and indignity under 
which black pcoplo have suffered far too long. 


This. is not tho first caco of persecution of thooo 
who unite to lmprovo their condition. But it IS time 
to spook out and act so that -it shall bo .the last* 

Trado unionists should recall tpat early: labor, 
organizations wero donouricod by employers end brought 
to trial ao "consplrioics.*' Our' history is full of- 
frame-ups, imprisonments and even executions of labor' s 


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suffered; for all of U8i j 'jl- ; . . ■ •" :> 


What wero the Now Haven Panthers doing? ’ They wero 
propevrin® -to corvo dolly froo breakfasts for ohlldron in 
our city schools. They called for support of tho Hill !' 

Health Center and for froo medical. ocrojCbr, working,. . 

pcoplo and their families.’' • i; ' 1 V: ' [ ! ;■!'' ' ' ' V‘V : X... '•! 

Their M crirao.“;>was to put' tho spotlight upon a system ;j 

that cynically protends to care for the needs! of j the people. 

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, Sight men and women, two of them minors, wor.o Jailed 
in New Haven - and other arre Bts 'followed ‘in ; cities across 
tho country - in cn effort to destroy the Black Panther 
organization. Bail 1 has co for been denied 1 . ' \ 


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Democratic rights for all Amorlcnns !aro at stake. 
Victimization ; of the Panthers will' only ocdo !the:way ... 
for tho Nixon administration's growing uso of the courts 
and polico:;rcprosslbn.'\ ,: ' : Thls;;ca^ ;bo allowed by ’those 

who want ari'-ohd to povorty, ‘racism : end war* f ’ \ r : 

f ;• U. '• I. ■ I! : i •». V t. . 

Tho people must ''nako thorn so lvo's hoard J' Rosdlutlpns, 
letters to the proas and public authorities - .from unions, 


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. | itiate a Free Breakfast For Children 1 KewXvHay^n area, I supp- 

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i’’ | : • ose you are av/are of the serious hunger situation in the black communities 1 ::: 

f which is a very real and dangerous .■brobldmvThe 'Black , -Panther 0 Par tv realis- 

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| ing this trying to solve this probleni^byFimp'lemeritingFifr.eb' “Breakfast ^og-"f ai ' 

rams everywhere we exist .At the 'time of this writing the Breakfast Program 

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is/ feeding 40,000 children each morning ;acro,3.s the ; iecuntry,^ 00 p^, 4 ■ 


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hundred( 100) cartons(i- pt, ) of milk; We f eelv'this ri'a-.ca- smalicibut adequate 

If: donation, to your less fortunate, 'neighbors, We would appreciate your reply a- 

i S' ,v , •’ Vv'Vy 1 *? c "TO fit' at.ak.c.,:’ • - • ' 

[ •. i : • as soon as possible, Our telephone/number- i3v6.24-5475.'i' :6 

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NH 100-19186 


On September 20, 1969, NH T-3 advised that the BPP 
in New Haven had sent letters to approximately 30 business firms 
in the New Haven area. Source stated that the New Haven Police 
Department is presently checking out as many of these business 
establishments as possible to determine if extortion methods are 
being utilized by the BPP. 

On October 18, 1969, an article appeared in the "New 
Haven Register" a daily newspaper published at New Haven, 
Connecticut, captioned "Panthers Seek Food for Young'? which 
stated as follows: 


"The Black Panther Party said today that it 
is seeking food or funds to continue a free- 
breakfast program for children. 

"Joel Brown, who organized the program, said 
free breakfast is being served Monday through 
Friday in the Newhallville Teen Lounge, 179 
Shelton Avenue . 

"He said 14 children came when the program 
started 10 days ago. Attendance since that 
day has ranged from a low of 23 to a high of 
71 Friday. 

"Brown said attempts to solicit food contribu- 
tions from area businessmen have been unsuccess- 
ful 'because businessman have been told how to 
interpret our requests.' 


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"He said businessman were under the erroneous impression 
that the Black Panther party would intimidate or use 
coercive tactics to gain cooperation. Brown denied that 
there was any truth to that rumor. 

"He also denied that children who attend the breakfast 
are indoctrinated with the Maoist philosophy which serves 
as the theoretical foundation of the Panther party. 

.*'*.* **•• „**' ** • 1 . * * ■ * • / 

" ’We have no time for education during the breakfast program, ' 
he said. ’However, we do hope eventually to st^rt a 1 
Liberation School’ for this purpose which would be open 
from 3; 30 to 5 p.m.* 

"He said the breakfast program is now serving children 
from Newhallville and a small portion from the Hill who 
are brought to the teen center by car at 7 a.m. The 
Panthers expect eventually to begin breakfast programs 
in the Hill and in the Dwight-Dixwell neighborhoods, he 
said . _ "••••; 

"The breakfast program has been titled ’The John Huggins 
Memorial Free Breakfast for Children Program, ’ Brown said, 
in honor of the Black Panther who was shot to death a 
year ago by members of a black nationalist group ip Cali-r 
fornia. 

"Huggins, a New Haven native, was the husband of Ericka 
Huggins who is one of 14 Black Panthers currently awaiting 
trial in the torture -slaying of Alex Rackley," 


V. EVIDENCE OF NATIONAL UNITY 



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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVEST!G»ON 


Date Octo b er 18 , 1969 


On October 8, 1969, at approximately 12? 40 p.m. 
the following individuals were observed entering Black 
Panther Party (BPP) headquarters, 35 Sylvan Avenue, New 
Haven, Connecticut: • . ' 

•DAVID HILLIARD ' ’’ ■ 

DONALD COX /. . • - 

. AL CARROL, ’ , 

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were observed in a 1969 Olds mobile station wagon bearing 
New York registration 7679X-F. In addition to Jthe above i . 
mentioned individuals, other persons were- in this car and 
were seen entering BPP headquarters. All of the above- I 

mentioned individuals entered 35 Sylvan Avenue and ^remained 
there for approximately one hour, at which time iftey^vere/ 
observed re-enterihg the above-mentioned vehicle a R d travel- 
ing to the entrance of the Connecticut Turnpike where they : r 
headed in the direction of New York City, at which time the 
surveillance by Bureau agents was discontinued. 


On 


10/8/69 


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New Haven, Conn. 


.File # 


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NH; 100-19188,;: 

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SA THOMAS F. MC GORRAY/jfp 
SA WILLIAM A . GILLEN 
by -S A LEWI S W. HYDEN , 11 


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-Date dictated 


10/ 13/69 


This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI. It is the property of the FBI and is loaned to 
your agency; it and its contents are -not to be distributed outside your agency. . -- 


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NH 100-19186: 





On October 17, 1989, NH T-l? ^dvised that SAM NAPIER, 
BPP national circulation manager for the "Black Panther" news- 
paper, would te flying to New York on October 17, 1969. 

Rource stated that NAPIER would be bringing Black Panther news- 
papers and posters eventually to be sent to New Haven, Connecticut 

On October 20, 1969, NH T-3 advised that SAM NAPIER 
was observed entering BPP headquarters at 35 Sylvan Avenue, 

New Haven, Connecticut o Scffirce sdrised that NAPIER remained 
for approximately two days and departed by car for New York 
at 4:00 p.m. .October IS, 1969 •• 


On October 14, 1969, NH T-3, advised that the following 
known members of the BPP originally from New York City are ‘ 
presently active in BPP activities in the New Haven area: 

JACOB BETHEA' A ' f v.. • 

ROSCOE LEE 

HENRY MITCHELL), alsp known as Sonny Mitchell 

ELIZABETH MITCHELL nee BRAGG 

RONNIE TYSON 

AMON FREDERICK BENNETT 

VERNON MILLER 

NH T-3 also advised that an attorney named ARTHUR 
F, TURCO has been involved in defense plans concerning the 
Connecticut 15, but that TURCO is not known to be in New Haven 
on a permanent basis. 


NH T-3 also advised that the following members of the 
BPP from Boston, Massachusetts, are presently in New Haven pr 
Have been within the past two months active in BPP activities; 

DOUGLAS MIMNBA, Captain, BPP, Boston; 

JUDY LEE 
VERNA HAMPTON 
DOUGLAS FAUNTEROY 
WILLIAM JACKSON 
JOHN L s CHEATHAM 
DAVID QUICK 

CHARLES ,S CAPPY ,? PINDERHVGHES 



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NH 100-19186 


NH T-3 advised that IDA LOIS WALSTON, a member of 
the BPP presently incarc© rated in Niantic, Connecticut, has 
also been involved in Black Panther activities in New Haven. 
WALSTON is originally from Seattle, Washington. Source stated 
that JOEL BROWN, originally from Boston, is presently heading 
up the Black Panther Breakfast Program in the New Haven area . 

On the same date, NH T-3 stated that DAVID HXLLXAIU), 
with DONALD COX, came to New Haven on October 8, 1969, purpose 
of this visit unknown. Source also advised that information 
has been developed concerning further participation in BPP 
activities in New Haven by ROBERT BAY SAM NAPIER, National 
leaders of the BPP. 

NH T-3 further advised that ELAINE BROWN, communications 
secretary for the BPP, Southern District of California, has been 
active in BPP activities throughout the State, but has recently 
returned to the West Coast. In addition, C. MELVIN JOHNSON, also 
known as ( JOMO KENYATTA of the Baltimore BPP, continues to be 
active in New Haven. 


NH T-3 stated that DONNA J. WASHINGTON, a known BPP 
member of the Chicago BPP is expected in the New Haven area in 
the near future. 

Source stated that the above-mentioned individuals have 
come to New Haven to take part in the "Defense of the Connecticut 
15" and are attempting to make a "show of force" prior to the 
trial of BOBBY GEORGE SEALE, Chairman, BPP, and the several BPP 
members presently incarcerated for the torture -murder of BPP 
victim ALEX RACK LEY. 

Source stated that in addition to the above-mentioned 
individuals, leaders of the BPP in New Haven are continually seek- 
ing additional help from New York and San Francisco. 


NH T-3 advised that VELVA NEWSON and ROBERT WEBB from 
San Francisco were presently active in New Haven. 



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APPENDIX 


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BLACK PANTHER PARTY, aka 
Black Panther Party for 
Self-Defense 


According to its official newspaper, the Black Panther Party 
(BPP) was started during December, 1966, in Oakland, California, 
to organize black people so they can take control of the life, 
politics, and the destiny of the black community. It was organi- 
zed by BOBBY GEORGE SEALE, BPP Chairman, and HUEY P. NEWTON, BPP 
Minister of Defense. NEWTON is presently serving a sentence of 
two to fifteen years on a conviction of manslaughter in connection 
with the killing of an Oakland police officer. 

The official newspaper, "’The Black Panther/' which further describes 
itself as the "Black Community News Service/' stated that the BPP 
advocates the use of guns and guerrilla tactics in its revolutionary 
program to end oppression of the black people. Residents of the 
black community are urged to arm themselves against the police who 
are consistently referred to in the publication as "pigs" who should 
be killed. 

. i • 

"The Black Panther" issue of September 7, 1968, contains an edi- 
torial by BPP Minister of Education, GEORGE MASON MURRAY, which 
ends with the following; 

"Black men. Black people, colored persons of America, revolt 
everywhere! Arm yourselves. The only culture worth keeping is 
revolutionary culture. Change. Freedom everywhere. Dynamite! 

Black Sower. Use the gun. Kill the pigs everywhere." 

Included in the introduction to an article appearing in the October 
5, 1968j, edition of "The Black Panther" is the statement .we 
will not dissent from American Government. We will overthrow it." 

Issues of the "Black Panther" regularly contain quotations from the 
writings of Chairman 1A0 Tse-tung of the People's Republic of China 
and feature MAO’s statement that "political powercgrows out of the 

barrel of a gun." 

The national headquarters of the BPP is located at 3106 Shattuck 
Avenue, Berkeley, California. Branches have been established at 
various locations throughout the United States. 


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2 APPENDIX 


BLACK PANTH ER 1 AB I f - CClft iKCTl &tT 

Oo Msy 19, 1969*; SOfNf G/X3RGE SiALE, National Black 
Panther Party Chair nun, spoke s\t Bat tell Chapel, Elm and 
College Streets, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. 

SEALE spoke in part as follows <s 

’’...The struggle we- sue involved in is not a racial 
struggle, bit a class struggle. We have to define 
the revolution that's occurring in this counrty as 
a people struggle. •• We've got to teach these kids 
to use guns &o that when the racist pig comes down 
into our community and brutalizes our people, we 
are gonna kill... If ve catch a pig brutalizing our 
people in the black community, we are gonna kill 
him - we .are gonna stop him..." 

On April 20, 1969, a second source advised that the 
Communist Party of Connecticut, held a State Convention at the 
Peoples Center, 2:7 Hove Street, Nev? Haven, Connecticut, on that 
date. During this convention, it was announced that there was 
going to be a memorial service in New Haven on that date for 
three Black Panthers who were slain a year ago; and all members 
of the Communist F’arfcy were invited to attend this memorial. 

The Black Panther Party presently has chapters in 
Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, and Middletown, Connecticut. 
Their leadership is presently confused since eight members of 
the Black Panther Party were arrested by the New Haven Police 
Department for the murder of ALEX RACKLEY, alleged Black Panther 
Pa^ty member from New York City, whose body was found in 
Middlei’ield, Connecticut, on May 21, 1969. 

The National Organization of the Black 

Panther Painty is characterized separately. 


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1 A P P E N D I X 


STUDENTS FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY 

A source has advised that the Students for a Democratic 
Society (SDS) , as it is known today, came into being at a 
founding convention held at Port Huron, Michigan, in June, 1962. 
From an initial ideological posture of "participatory democracy," 
the current line of the national leadership reveals an adherence 
to Marxism-Leninism. MICHAEL KLOMSRY, National Secretary, in 
March, 1969, called for the building of a revolutionary Marxist- 
Leninist movement. The program of SDS has moved from involve- 
ment in civil rights struggles to an anti-Vietnam war position 
and finally to its present, advocacy of an anti-imperialist line, 
linking up the oppressed peoples of Asia, Africa, and Latin 
America with the black liberation movsnent in the United States. 
China, Vietnam and Cuba are regarded as countries which are 
leading the world-wide struggles against United States imperialism. 
On the other hand, SDS regards the Soviet Union as an 
imperialist power and does not support the policies of that 
country . 

SDS maintains a National Office in Room 206, 1608 
West Madison St rest , Chicago, Illinois. Its officials paper 
"New Left Notes" reflects the line of the national leadership 
and program adopted at meetings of the National Council and 
National Interim Committee (NIC) . Three nationals officers 
and an NIC of eleven members are elected each year during a 
June National Convention. 

SDS Regional Offices and university and college 
chapters elect delegates to National Counpil meetings wherein 
program and ideology are debated, but each Region and chapter 
is autonomous in nature and is free to carry out independent 
policy and programs reflective of local conditions. 



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In Reply, Please Refer to 
File No. 



D STATES DEPARTMENT OF 


wSTICE 


Federal bureau of investigation 
New Haven, Connecticut 


October 30, 1969 



Title . BLACK PANTHER PARTY > 


Character RACIAL MATTERS ; SMITH ACT OF 1940 ; 

SEDITION; CONSPIRACY - REBELLION 
Reference AND INSURRECTION 

New Haven evidentiary report of SA 
THOMAS F. MC GORRAY dated and captioned 
as above. 

All sources (except any listed below) whose identities 
are concealed in referenced communication have furnished reliable 
info mat ion in the past. 



This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions oi the FBI. It is the property 
of the FBI and is loaned to your aqency; it and its contents are not to be distributed outside 
your agency. 


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11/4/69 


TELETYPE 


CODED 

URGENT 


DIRECTOR (105-165706), BOSTON (157-654), NEW YORK (100-161993) 
SAN FRANCISCO (157-1204) 


NEW HAVEN (100-19186) 


FOIA(b) (7) - (C) 


BLACK PANTHER PARTY - FIREARMS, BPP - RACIAL MATTER 
RE NEW HAVEN TEL CALL TO BOSTON NOV*.’ THREE LAST$ 

SOURCE, RELIABLE INIPAST, ADVISED THE HAS RECEIVED 
INFORMATION THAT THE BPP HARTFORD HAS OBTAINED FIFTY CARBINES 
(THIRTY - THIRTY’S) FROM UNKNOWN SOURCE & r 

I ALL BPP HARTFORD, REPORTEDLY SOLD TEN 
OF THESE GUNS TO UNKNOWN MEMBER OF BPP BOSTON WHO MET THEM IN 
EAST HARTFORD, AFTERNOON OF NOV^ THREE LAST, ABD PAID I 1 
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS. SOURCE STATED THAT SOME 
OF THESE CARBINES HAVE BEEN SENT TO BPP NEW HAVEN AND THE REST 
ARE STILL IN HARTFORD'^ FOUR MEMBERS OF BLACK STONE RANGERS 
HARTFORD, ALL JUVENILES, WERE ARRESTED BY HARTFORD PD NOVf 
THREE LAST IN POSSESSION OF TWENTY^ TWO CALIBER RIFLE AND ONE 
THIRTY - THIRTY RIFLE/i? THESE GUNS WERE STOLEN FROM THUNDERBIRD 
GUN SHOPPPARK ST « HARTEORD, CONN? MORNING OF NOV. 7 ' TWO LAST? 


8^New Haven 

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1-52-1677 

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'FOIA(b) (7) - (D) 


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REMAINING FOUR GUNS STOLEN, TWO THIRTY - THIRTY’S AND TWO 
TWELVE GAUGE SHOTGUNS REPORTEDLY TO BE TRANSPORTED TO BPP NEW 
HAVEN VIA STOLEN RED TEMPEST BELONGING TO BLACK STONE RANGERS 
IN HARTFORD. 


TO RETURN TO BOSTON FOR TRAINING 
NOV.? FOUR INSTANTS 3 SURVEILLANCES OF BPP HEADQUARTERS NEW HAVEN 
FAILED TO REFLECT PRESENCE OF RED TEMPEST? ATF, NH AND HARTFORD 

PD, SS, ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTH, CONNS STATE POLICE ADVISED? 

■ ; *. 1 1 

ADMINISTRATIVE: SOURCE IS 




I 1 ( NHTvDASH NINE). BOSTON ATTEMPT TO VERIFY SALE OF GUNS 

IN BOSTON? NY AND SAN FRANCISCO WILL ALERT 


AND ARRIVAL OF 


, BPP SOIRCES RE THE ABOVE? NEW HAVEN WILL MAINTAIN CONTACT WITH 
SOURCE, ATTEMPT TO LOCATE STOLEN TEMPEST, AND ATTEMPT TO LOCATE 
ORIGINAL SOURCE OF GUNS? 


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Cover Sheet for Informant Report or M"*<--ial 

FD-306 (Rev. 3-13-68) 


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November 4» 1969 


On 11-1-69, members of the BLACK PANTHER PARTY were 
observed selling the party paper on the New Haven green. 

JAMES ELLISON from Hartford, Conn, stated that the BfP 
Breakfast Program is really catching on both in New ^aven 
and in Hartford. The Hartford branch of the BPP is using 
St Michaels R.C. Chur ti in the north end for the program. 

The BPP New Haven are interested in the restaurant at the 
corner of Kimberly and Eampi ton Streets in New Haven. 

CRAIG DORTCH, who is possibly affiliated with SDS 
(not BPP) is a negro male, 23 years of age, living on 
Comma St, New Haven, was passing out SOS literature near 
Winchester, on 11-3-69. DORTCH stated that the SDS would 
be joining the 01, IN strikers on 11-4-69 at 7AM in front of 
Gate 8A, Winches ter & Munson Streets New Haven. Approximately 
35 persons showed tip for this rally on 11-4-69, half of whom 
were students or young hippies. 

JOE WASHINGTON stated that the BPP and the KOI in 
New Haven do not get along. He said that the NO* is a religious 
group and. do not believe in the BPP ideology. 


The BLACK PANTHER PARTY in New Haven have taken over 
an apartment at 325 NewHall St, 2nd floor. They are painting 
it up and fixing it up. The BPP has obtained supplies from 
the following two companies: FURMAN & SAXJNDE3S CONTRACTORS, 
Painting and Carpentry, New Haven & LOU THE THIRD CONSTR. CO. 
3 Shelton Ave. NEw Haven. 


Mrs. FLOSSIE BROWN, P.0. Box 243, Roslindale, Mass, 
was in contact with the BPP New Haven, purpose unknown. 



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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 



In Reply, Please Refer to 
File No. 



FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 

New Haven, Connecticut 


November 7, 1969 


BLACK PANTHER PARTY 
(FIREARMS) 


A characterization of the Black Panther 
Party (BPP) appears in the Appendix. 

On November 4, 1969, NH T-9 advised tte t the 
Black Panther Party in Hartford, Connecticut, had obtained 
fifty 30-30 carbines from an unknown source. Source 
stated that three members of the BPP in Hartford 
reportedly sold ten of these guns to unknown member of 
the Black Panther Party from Boston, who met them in East 
Hartford, Connecticut, on the afternoon of November 3, 
1969. Source stated that I roiA(b) m - (o j a known member 
of the BPP in Hartford, received $125 for tea of these 
guns. Source also advised that some of these guns have 
been sent to the BPP in New Haven, Connecticut, and that 
the rest are still somewhere in Hartford, Connecticut. 


On October 4, 1969, NH T-4 advised that four 
members of the Blackst one Rangers of Hartford, Connecticut, 
were arrested by the Hartford Police Department November 
3, 1969 in possession of a stolen .22 caliber rifle and 
a 30-30 rifle. Source stated that these guns were 
stolen from the Thunderbird Gun Shop, Park Street, Hartford, 
Connecticut, on the morning of November 2, 1969. Source 
also advised that all four arrested were juveniles. 


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Four other guns were also taken during this 
theft, two 30-30 ? s and two 12 gusge shotguns. Source 
advised these four guns reportedly were to be transported 
to the Black Panther Party in New Haven in a stolen red 
Tempest automobile belonging to the Blackstone Rangers of 
Hartford . 

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On November 7, 1969, NH T-9 advised he had 
received no additional information concerning the present 

whereabouts of the above mentioned guns. Source 

however, advised that on November 7, 1969, I FoiA(b) (7) - (ci | 
was preparing to make a ”deal n for two MIS rifles. 

Source was unable to furnish any additional information 
concerning these guns at this time. 



2. 


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1. 


APPENDIX 


BLACK PANTHER PARTY, also known as 

Black Panther Party for Self-Defense - Connecticut 


On January 29, 1969, the "Bridgeport Telegram," a 
published at Bridgeport, Connecticut, contained in part the 
following: 

"On January 28 (1969) the Black Panther Party was formed 
in Bridgeport, JOSE RENE GONZALVEZ announced last 
night at a meeting at party headquarters, 510 East 
Main Street. Mr. GONZALVEZ, a Cuban-born, Oakland - 
trained black defense captain, spoke to twenty Negro 
youths in his mission here to organize a chapter of 
the political party..." 

On March 18, 1969, the following Black Panther literature, published 
locally was distributed in the Bridgeport, Connecticut, area. It 
read in part as follows: 

"The BPP is a party that will produce for the people and 
its members will do anything and everything possible 
to meet the demands of the poor oppressed black people. 

We are not a hoodlum gang, nor did we come here to kill 
white people or the police. We came here to stop racist 
actions that the oppressors (black and white) have been 
taking upon our people. We are the vanguard party and 
we intend to provide leadership for the people and re- 
volutionary groups across the country..." 

A source advised as of April 14, 1969, the New Haven Chapi®r of the 
Black Panther Party was operating under the authority of the 
National Organization. JOSE BENE GONZALVEZ had been given the 
authority to open this chapter in New Haven and to organize through- 
out the State of Connecticut. 

GONZALVEZ departed Connecticut in early May, 1969, and attempted 
to organize the Black Panther Party in Greensboro, North Carolina, 
for which he was suspended, State leadership in Connecticut was 
taken over by WARREN KIMBRO, a member and leader of the New Haven 
Chapter of the Black Panther Party, and ERICKA HUGGINS, political 
educational instructor. 



daily newspaper 



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2 


BLACK PANTHER PARTY, aka 

Black Panther Party for Self-Defense - Connecticut 



Or May 19, 1969, BOBBY GEORGE SEALE, National Black Panther 
Party chairman, spoke at Battell Chapel, Elm and College Streets, 
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. SEALE spoke in part as 
follows: 


” The struggle we are involved in is not a racial 
struggle, but a class struggle. We have to define the 
revolution tint's occurring in this country as a people 
struggle. „ Je 9 v© got to teac$i these kids to use guns so 
that when the racist pig comes down into our community and 
brutalize® ©nr people, we are gonna kill... If we catch a 
pig brutalizing our people in the black community, we are 
gonna kill him - we are gonna stop him." 


On 4/20/69, a second source advised that the Communist Party of 
Connecticut, held a State Convention at the Peoples Center, 37 Howe 
Street, New Haven, Connecticut, on that date. During this con- 
vention, it was announced that there was going to be a merafert&i 
service in Hew Haven on that date for three Black Panthers who were 
slain a year ago; and all members of the Communist Party were in- 
vited to attend this memorial. 

The Black Panther Party presently has chapters in Bridgeport, New 
Haven, Hartford, ana! Middletown, Connecticut. Their leadership is 
presently confused since eight members of the Black Panther Party 
were arrested by the New Haven Police Department for the murder of 
ALEX RACKLEY, alleged Black Panther Party member from New York City, 
whose body was found in Middlefield, Connecticut, on May 21, 1969. 


THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY 
IS CHARACTERIZED SEPARATELY. 



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1. 


APPENDIX 


BLACK PANTEER PARTY, aka 
Black Panther Party for 
Self-Defense 


According to its official newspaper, the Black Panther 
Party (BPP) was started darning December, 1966, in Oakland, 

California, to organize black people so they can take control 
of the life, politics and the destiny of the black community. 

It was organized by BOBBY GEORGE SEALE, BPP Chairman, and HUEY 
P. NEWTON, BPP Minister of Defense. NEWTON is presently serving 
a sentence of two to fifteen years on a conviction of manslaughter 
in connection with the killing of an Oakland police officer. 

The official newspaper, "The Black Panter," which further 
describes itself as the "Black Community News Service," stated 
that the BPP advocates the use of guns and guerrilla tactics in 
its revolutionary program to end oppression of the black people. 
Residents of the black community are urged to arm themselves 
against the police who are consistently referred to in the publi- 
cation as "pigs" who should be killed. 

"The Black Panther" issue of September 7, 1968, contains 
an editorial by BPP Minister of Education, GEORGE MASON MURRAY 
which ends with the followings 

"Black Men. Black people, colored persons of America, 
revolt everywhere' Arm yourselves. The only culture wortfc keep- 
ing is revolutionary culture. Change. Freedom everywhere. Dynamite.* 
Black Power. Use the gun. Kill the pigs everywhere!" 

Included in the introduction to an article appearing in 
the October 5, 1968, edition of "The Black Panther*' is the state- 
ment, "„.„we will not dissent from American Government. We will 
overthrow it." 

Issues of the "Black Panther" regularly contain quotations 
from the writings of Chairman MAO Tse-tung of the People's Re- 
public of China and feature MAO’s statement that "political power grows 
out of the barrel of a gun.*' 

The national headquarters of the BPP is located at 3106 Shattucfe 
Avenue, Berkeley, California. Branches have been establishednat 
various locations throughout the United States. 




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. FD-323 (Rev. 1 1-29-61) 


In Reply, Please Refer to 
File No. 



UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

Federal bureau of investigation 
New Haven, Connecticut 

November 7, 1969 


Title BLACK PANTHER PARTY 

(FIREARMS) 


Character 

Reference Memorandum, dated and captioned 

as above, at New Haven, 
Connecticut 


All sources (except any listed below) whose identities 
are concealed in referenced communication have furnished reliable 
information in the past. 


This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI. It is the property 
of the FBI and is loaned to your agency; it and its contents are not to be distributed outside 

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D-36 (Rev. 5-22-64) 




F B I 

Date: November 7, 1969 


Transmit the following in 

A I R T E L 


Via 


(Type in plaintext or code) 


(Priority) 


.1 


TO 

DIRECTOR, FBI (105-! 

FROM 

SAC, NEW HAVEN (100 

SUBJECT 

BLACK PANTHER PARTY 
RACIAL MATTERS 


Re: New Haven teletype to Bureau, 11/4/69; and 

Bureau airtel to New Haven, 11/5/69 . 

Enclosed for the Bureau are eleven copies, for 
Boston, New York and San Francisco two copies each of 
a letterhead memorandum concerning information pertaining 
to BPP firearms i ’ 

Copies of the letterhead memorandum are being 
disseminated locally to United States Secret Service, 
108th MI Group, United States Attorney „ ; New Haven and 
ATF, Hartford,. Connecticut. 




2 - Bureau (Enc. 11) 

2 - Boston (157-654) (Enc. 2) 

2 - New York (100-161993) (Enc. 2) 

2 - San Francisco (157-1204) (Enc. 2) 

New Haven 
-2L - 100-19186 

Q)- 157-1079 (BPP, Hartford) 
l - 157-533 (Possible Racial Violence, 
Major Urban Areas) 

1 - 157-1284 (BPP, Firearms) 

1 - 52-1677 (Stockpiling of Weapons) 
TFMcG: lmg 
(14) 

REGISTERED MAIL « • . 




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Sent 


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NH 100-19186 


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enclosed letterhead memorandum: 


NH T-4 is 


NH T-9 is 


FOIA(b) (7) 


(D) 


Hartford, Connecticut Police Department 


F0IA(b)(7) - (D) 


The letterhead memorandum is classified confidential 
in order to protect sources of continuing value,, 


LEADS 


BOSTON : 

At Boston, Massachusetts 

1. Will continue efforts to verify information 
concerning weapons purchased by BPP. 

2. Will verify presence and activities of BRUCE 
RYLES. (It is noted that RYLES may be wearing uniform 

of Blackstone Rangers which consists of red beret and 
black, pants with green stripe.) 


NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO: 


Will alert sources and attempt to verify that 
BPP is seeking to obtain weapons in Connecticut. 

NEW HAVEN: 


At Hartford, Connecticut 

Will maintain liaison with source. 


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2. 




NH 100-19186 





At New Haven , Connecticut 

Will attempt to verify the presence of guns 

mentioned in letterhead memorandum in New Raven <> 


3 . 


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UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 
MEMORANDUM 


TO 

SAC, NEW HAVEN (157-1079) 

November 14, 1969 

FROM 

SA JOHN A. DANAHER, JR. 


SUBJECT 

BLACK PANTHER PARTY 
HARTFORD CHAPTER 



RM - BPP 


|FoiA(b) (7) - ( d) I (BPP) advised 10/23/69 he had attencfed 
a meeting of the BPP in Hartford at the home of ROBERT WHITE, 

500 Garden Street, and the following were present: 

ROBERT WEBB 
JACOB BETHA 
ROSCOE LEE 
ROBERT WHITE 
WILLIAM WEAVER 
GREGORY GREEN 
CHICO BAS ILL 10 
ANNIE LEE LOCKHART 
GWEN RHODES 
DOLORES BURNEY 
ANDREA SHEPARD 

Informant stated the usual meeting in New Haven for 
Saturday has been called off, and it will be held Saturday 
night instead. At this meeting it is expected that the temporary' 
leadership for Hartford will be announced. 

1_- 100-19186 

( v - 157-1079 (BPP -Hart ford) 

1 .F OIA(b) (7) - (D )uh 1-11 

1 - 157-Dead (William Weaver) 

1 - 157-1451 (R. Webb) 

1 - 157-1365 (J. Betha) 

1 - 157-1356 (R. Lee) 

1 - 157-1458 (R. White) 

JAD: lmg 
(15) 


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1 - 157-1248 (G. Green) 

2 - 157 -NEW (CHICO BASILLIO) 

1 - 157-1469 (G. Rhodes) 

2 - 1.5 7 -NEW (DOLORES BURNEY) 

1 T 157-1284 (Blackstone Rangers) 




NH 157-1079 


Informant stated that the recent breaking and entering 
at the sport store on Karl Street, Hartford, was the work of 
the Blaekstone Bangers and they had stolen more gums from, the 
store than were reported in the paper. He stated they left the 
three found to throw the police off the track hoping the 
others would not foe missed. 


2. 

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FD-36 (Re J v. , S-22-64) 
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FBI 

Date: 11/18/69 


Transmit the following in 

AIRTEL 

Via 


(Type in plaintext or code) 


(Priority) 


TO? DIRECTOR , FBI (105-165706-32) 


FROM? SAC, NEW HAVEN (100-19186) 


SUBJECT; BLACK PANTHER PARTY 
(COMMUNICATIONS) 
RACIAL MATTER - BPP 
00; SAN FRANCISCO 


Re; New Haven airtel to Bureau, 9/8/69, 


On 9/28/69, — ii — (PROB) , a source who has furnished 

reliable information in the past advised that the Black Panther 
Party in New Haven no longer is utilizing 760 Orchard St., New 
Haven as their party headquarters. This source stated that the 
Black Panther Party is now working out of 35 Sylvan St,, New 
Haven and are utilizing telephone number 562-7463. 

Mr, J„ MC KEON, Security Department, Southern New England 
Telephone Company, (SNETCO) , furnished the following long 
distance telephone calls made from teleohone number 562-7463 
from the period of 10/6/69 through 10/28/69; 

-2 - Bureau 
2 - Baltimore 
2 - Boston 
2 - Detroit 
2 - Philadelphia 
2 - San Francisco 
2 - WFO 

5 - New Haven (2 - 157-1412) 

100-18186) 

157-1079) 

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Special Agent in Charge 

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2®8=183© 

W „ led! f @r d , Mass . 

10/24/60 

617 

488=6323 

Berkeley, Calif. 

10/24/6® 

415 

848“® 7© 5 

New York, New York 

10/24/6® 

212 

666=3603 

New York, New York 

10/25/6® 

212 

864-8®51 

S*m Frameisco, Calif. 

10/25/6® 

415 

048-5150 

Eoaribmry , lass . 

10/25/6® 

617 

427=®6®3 

Eostomry , Mass . 

10/25/6® 

617 

442=0100 

EoseSrary , Mass . 

10/25/00 

09 

»» . oc 

Eoktomry , lass . 

10/25/6® 

00 

00 00 

W. Medford, lass. 

10/25/6® 

617 

488-6323 

Berkeley, Calif. 

10/25/6® 

415 

845-0103 

New Y@rk, New Y@rk 

10/25/6® 

212 

666-3603 

Eoxbury , Mass . 

10/25/6® 

617 

442-010© 

Koxlmry , Mass. 

10/26/6® 

617 

445-2®3® 

New York, lew York 

10/26/6® 

212 

864~8®5I 

Berkeley, Calif. 

10/26/6® 

415 

848=6705 

Baltimore, Md. 

10/26/6® 

301 

435-5151 

New York, New York 

10/26/6® 

212 

864-8951 

New York, New York 

10/26/6® 

212 

606=3003 

Sana Frameisco, Calif. 

10/27/6® 

415 

340-4013 

©aklamd, Calif. 

10/27/6® 

415 


Sam Frameisco, Calif. 

10/27/6® 

415 

®22=S322 

la Idem, Mass. 

10/27/8® 

617 

324=7471 

Berkeley, Calif. 

10/27/6® 

415 

848-6705 

©akiamd, Calif. 

10/27/6® 

415 

653-3532 

la Idle a, Mass. 

10/27/6® 

617 

324-7471 

Sam Frame iseo, Calif. 

10/27/6® 

415 

®22=6322 

Berkeley, Calif. 

10/27/6® 

415 

848-6705 

Sam Fraoeisc®, Calif. 

10/27/6® 

415 

®22-©0®5 

Eoxtemry , Msss . 

10/27/6® 

617 

442=010© 

Berkeley, Calif. 

10/28/6® 

415 

848-6705 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

10/28/6® 

215 

230-3358 

l®sbmry , lass . 

10/28/6® 

617 

442-010© 


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Place 


Date 


Number- 


Cambridge, Mass. 

1 0/2®/®® 

617 864=260© 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

10/28/69 

215 236=335® 

Roagteury , lass . 

10/28/6® 

@17 443-010® 

HEuburm, lass. 

10/28/6® 

@17 832=5755 

Oakland , Calif. 

10/28/6® 

4 IS 568=3334 

Sam Francisco, Calif. 

m/m/m 

415 922=6322 

I fa add! i t ion t © the above 

listed! numbers, the 

following numbers 

were mailed within the 

State ®f Commeeticuts 




Mart tor <4, Conn. 

10/9/69 

525=9021 

Middletown, Conn. 

10/10/69 

346=997© 

Hartford, Conn. 

10/10/6® 

525=9021 

Hartford, Comm. 

10/10/6® 

09 00 

Ear t f or d , Comm . 

10/12/6® 

525=8587 

Hartford, Comm. 

10/12/6® 

525=9021 

Hartford, Comm. 

10/12/6® 

525=9922 

Storrs, Comm. 

10/14/6® 

429=3311 

Hartford, Comm. 

10/16/6®. 

525=9021 

Middle town. Conn. 

10/18/6® 

346=9970 

Hartford, Comm. 

10/18/6® 

525=9021 

ifiadisom, Conm. 

10/19/6® 

245=2567 

Hartford, Comm. 

10/19/69 

522=252® 

ladisom, Comm. 

10/20/6® 

245=2567 

Hartford, Comm. 

10/21/6® 

525=8349 

Storrs, Comm. 

10/24 /6® 

429=7315 

Hartford, Comm. 

10/24/6® 

525=9021 

Hartford, Comm. 

10/24/6® 

525=9021 

Camaam, Comm. 

10/24/6® 

824=5990 


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the above telephone number has tooem utilised toy the Black Panther 
Party in New Havens , Conn. The Black Panther Party commenced residing 
at 35 Sylvan .Avenue , on l©/31/6© at which tissue telephone number 
562=7463 was installed. . Bisereet surveillances toy ag©mts of the 
New Haven Office have reflected that as many as 3© members of the 
Black Panther Party have been residing on the second floor of ■ 

35 Sylvan Ave. /; 



Far the information of all- ®f flees receiving this communication, 
the Bureau has instructed where possible the subscriber® t@ those 
telephone numbers are t® be identified,, In those 'instances where 
the subscriber is an individual and there is m@ logical explanation 
f®r the contact, offices indices should be. searched and 'established 
sources contacted for infforaatlon concerning the subscriber,, Ther©~ 
after, the Matter should b® handled in accordance with provisions 
of Sections 87B or 122A, Manual of Instruction®, pertaining to 
the investigation of individuals,, If the subscribor , is determined 
to be a business fir® or organisation, consideration must be given to 
ascertaining the purpose of the contact „ 

NEW HAVEN s 



Will identify the subscribers to telephone numbers within the 
State of <g@®88®cticut, in order that their relationship to the 
Black Panther Party in New Haven might be determined through 
in ves t iga t ion . 





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UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 
MEMORANDUM 


TO 

SAC, NEW HAVEN (157-1079) 

November 14, 1969 

FROM 

SA JOHN A. DANA HER, JR. 


SUBJECT 

BLACK PANTHER PARTY 
HARTFORD CHAPTER 
RM - BPP 



(BPP), advised 

10/29/69, he had s&tended 


a political education class on the evening of 10/25/69 held at 
the home of ROBERT WRITE, 500 Garden Street, Hartford. 
Informant stated the following persons were preent from 
New Haven: 


ROSCOE LEE 
JACOB BETHA 
ROBERT WEBB 

and from Hartford: 

GREGORY GREEN 
EMILY WHITE 
WILLIAM WEAVER 
CHICO BASILLIO 
DOLORES BURNEY 
ROBERT WHITE 
RONALD FREEMAN 

r Informant stated the following persons were appointed 

to positions of leadership on a temporary basis by ROBERT WEBB: 

1 - 100=19186 ( BPP -Conn . ) 

(p- 157=1079 (BPP, Hartford) 

1 ».F 0IA (b ) (7) - (D )ub 1-12 
1 - 1 57 -DEAD (WILLIAM WEAVER) 

1 - 157=1356 (R. Lee) 

1 - 157=1365 (J. Befha) 

1 - 157=145.1 (R. Webb) 

1 = 157-1248 (Go Green) 

JAD: Img 
(18) 


2 - 157-NEW (EMILY WHITE) 

1 - 157=1458 (R. White) 

2 - 157-NEW (CHICO BASILLIO) ' 

2 - 157-NEW (DOLORES BURNEY) 

1 - 157-NEW (RONALD FREEMAN) 

1 - 157-1284 (Blacks tone Rnagers) 

1 = .157=1218 (Black Student Union) 

'*7; to 7 1-97 



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NH 157-1079 


GREGORY GREEN - Captain in Charge 

ROBERT WHITE - Assistant Captain and PE Instructor 

CHICO BASILLIO - -Finance 

DOLORES BURNEY - Communication , ' 

EMILY WHITE - Correspondence 

Informant stated that the Panther newspaper is used 
for the instruction during classes as well as reading from 
the Red Book . 

► f / 

He stated that he heard a comment that WILLIAM WEAVER had 
been tte driver of a bus load of Blackstone Rangers to a dance 
at the University of Connecticut. He heard that the bus 
broke down on the way home and the Rangers went wild on the 
roadside. They stopped cars and beat on hoods until the State 
Police were called and were going to place them all under arrest. 
Informant stated he hard that the Rangers were all armed at 
this time. Informant had no other information concerning 
this incident. 

Informant stated that during the day Saturday, all 
the Hartford members were out selling the Panther paper in 
the North End of Hartford. 


FOIA(b) (7) - (D) 


Informant advised that a PE class was held 
10/28/69 at the home of EMILY WHITE, 75 -Sniffle Id Street, 
Hartford. Ha stated the class was conducted by ROSCOE LEE, 
ROBERT WEBB and JACOB BETHA . The class was again taken from 
the Panther newspaper. 

Tiie following were in attendance; 


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NH 157-1079 


ROSCOE LEE 
ROBERT WEBB 
JACOB BETH A 
ROBERT WHITE 
WILLIAM WEAVER 
GREGORY GREEN 
EMILY WHITE 
DOLORES BURNEY 

RONALD FREEMAN - stood guard with a gun outside door 

Informant stated that after the calss it was 
announced that a group of girls who call themselves the 
"Conquer lettes" who make their headquarters at the Neighborhood 
Youth Center, Bedford Street, had invited the Panthers to come 
over that night to explain the program of the Panthers. Tue 
members who had been at the PE class, with the exception of 
RONALD FREEMAN, went to the center. The man in charge would 
not let them in until ROBERT WEBB told him that they were members 
of the BPP and were going to enter or they would burn down the 
building. At this, they were allowed to enter, and they met' with 
the girls. The girls were inte®sted in the BPP and stated they 
would consider joining. 

Informant stated that after leaving the Neighborhood 
Center, several members left for the University of Connecticut 
Student Center where he understood they were to pick up 
literature from the Black Student Union. 

Informant stated he understood that ROBERT WEBB, 

JACOB BETHA, WILLIAM WEAVER, DOLORES BURNEY and a young man 
named GEORGE (LNU) were the ones who went to UConn. 

Informant advised that he was told by ROSCOE LEE ’ " 
that CHICO BASILLXO had been sent to Boston that day by the 
BPP so that he could learn the use, breakdown and repair of - 
guns which had been brought into the country from Mexico and 
were then in Boston. CHICO was to bring some of them back to 
Hartford after he had completed his training in them. 


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FOIA(b) (7) - (C) 


NH 157-1079 


Informant sta ted he was asked by | \ if he 

knew I for he wa nted to con tact | I 

to see if it would be possible for I i to contact his 

underworld friends in New York to have them provide guns 
for the BPP. WEBB also stated that he had hopes of 
buying guns from the operator of a camping equipment company 
on the Berlin Turnpike, particularly pump shotguns. 


Informant advised the Panthers in Hartford have beea 
collecting food and other equipment from merchants in the North 
End by just pointing out that they are members of the Panthers 
and it would be best to contribute. 


He also stated the breakfast program is going to 
be started in the Cutch Point Housing Project in the South 
End so that it will not be necessary to bus children back and 
forth. It is expected they will be able to get the use of a 
church in the area where they can <rok breakfast. 


4 . 


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UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 





MEMORANDUM 


TO; SAC ? NEW HAVEN (157-19186) (P) DATE; 11/28/69 


FROM; SA THOMAS F. MC GORRAY 


SUBJECT; BLACK PANTHER PARTY (BPP) 
TRAVEL OF LEADERSHIP 
RACIAL MATTERS 



Bureau airtel to Albany, Et Al, 


10/21/69. 


r 


) 


) 


For the past several months .officials, functionaries, and key 
activists of the Black Panther Party (BPP) have traveled 
extensively and continually throughout the United States and 
on occasion to foreign countries. Inasmuch as almost all of this 
travel is by coramerical airline, it is obvious that a great deal 
of money is being spent by the BPP for travel purposes. 

It is imperative that the sources of the money being used by the $}■ 

BPP in financing this constant travel be determined, particularly 
since officials at BPP National Headquarters are continually 
complaining of the lack of funds to carry on BPP business and 
activities. The Bureau has requested that all offices should continue ! 
as in the past to remain alert for such travel 'and advise the Bureau 
and pertinent offices thereof, in order that the activities of these 
individuals can be followed and the purpose of their travel 
determined. 


It is noted that in the New Haven Division, most travel by 
BPP functionaries is done from the West Coast to New York by 


ty- - 100-19186 
157-1079 
2 - 157-1032 
1 ~ 157-1195 
1 - 157-1085 
1 - 157-1086 
1 - 157-1129 


1 - 157-1494 
1 - 157-1431 
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commercial air and thereafter by car to New Haven. However, 
in order to better evaluate and to increase out coverage during 
such travel, our coverage of BPP functionaries should include 
but not be limited to periodic physical surveillances, continuing 
efforts to place or develop informants close to the individual 
traveling to or from New Haven and the development of neighborhood 
sources. Also the location and monitoring of individual bank 
accounts should be considered. 

In addition, whenever a BPP functionary travels especially by 
air, the office covering the departure point should not only 
determine the means and details of the travel, but it should also 
ascertain the cost of the travel and how it was financed. If it 
was paid for by a negotiable instrument or a credit card 
appropriate leads should be set forth to trace these items in 
an effort to identify the original source of funds. 


LEADS ; 

NEW HAVEN ; 

At New Haven, Conn . 

Will continue to maintain liaison with Mr. PAUL MAY, Allegheny 
Airlines, Tweed New Haven Airport, concerning travel and activities 
of BPP. 

At Hartford, Conn . 

Will establish liaison with appropriate sources at Bradley Air 
Field in order to furnish above mentioned coverage. 

At Bridgeport, Conn . |;j 

Will attempt to obtain appropriate coverage as mentioned above. 


2. 


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UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 


MEMORANDUM 


TO: ALL SECURITY AGENTS DATE: 11/28/69 


FROM: SAC, SEW MAYEN (100-19186) (P) 

SUBJECT; BLACK PANTHER PARTY 

RACIAL MATTER , ' - 

Re: Bureau airtel to Albany, Et Al, 11/5/69. 

In connect Ion with a recent request from the Department, a survey 
was made to identify purged and expelled members of the RPP and 
to determine the results of interviews conducted with them. 

At the fc i we of the survey, 347 former members of the BPP were identified 
as being expelled and purged from the organization. Of this number, 124 
had been interviewed and 46 of them or approximately 37% were 
cooperative t® somd degree with the interviewing Agents. These figures 
do not include another 25 expelled or purged members of the BPP who 
axe now furnishing information to the Bureau on a regular basis. 
Forty-seven percent of all those interviewed were receptive to interview 
in varying degrees. 


On 3/21/69, fen members of the BPP were interviewed which two have 
been furnishing information on a regular basis. Since that date, 
five expelled or purged members of the Connecticut BPP have been 
interviewed with positive results. The remaining two have fled the 
Connecticut area and therefore are not available for interview. 


In view of the above, each agent is requested to remain alert for 
former members of the BPP who have been purged, expelled, or who 
quit the organization on their own and immediate consideration should 
be given to interviewing such individuals with existing instructions. 


1 

1 

1 

1 

1 



100=19186 
SAC 
A SAC 

Supervisor Hawley (50) 
Supervisor Glossa 
157=1032 (BPP, Bridgeport) 


l>-^r57=1079 (BPP, Hartford) 
l - Each Security Agent 
TFM/mej 


/T7-a) 7/—^/ 


SEARCHED q INDEXED . > 
SERIALI 7 H ?%fef Film 


NOV 2 8 1969 

FBI — NEW HAVEN 



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9/24/69 


0 ? 


AIRTEL 


AIR MAIL (REGISTERED) 


TO: 


DIRECTOR, FBI (105-165706-32) 


FROM: 


SAC, SAN FRANCISCO (157-3043) (P) 


FOIA(b) (7) 


SUBJECT: BLACK PANTHER PARTY - 

NEW HAVEN DIVISION 
RM - BPP 

[ 


advised as follows on 9/22/69: 


] (SF T-16) a highly confidential 


source 



had just got out of jail where he had known LANIE MC LUCAS 
and some of the other brothers 'who were being held there 
Since getting out of jail, TOM had been in touch with the 
BPP in New Haven. TOM also said that he had previously 
visited Calif. He said that he and some of the other brothers 
had o^en trying to get information about the execution of 
a man named AHMED EVANS which was supposed to take place at 
midnight on this date but they were unable to get any infor- 
mation from the wire services.*' 


he and some of the 


- Bureau (RM) 

3/- New Haven (100-19186) (RM) 

- San Francisco 

( 1 - 157- ) (RAY HE17ITT) 

WAC : mam 
(7) 



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SF 157-3043 
WAC r mam 


other brothers were really up against it with their trials 
coming up the following week. They were thinking of leaving 
the country because tilings were very “shakey”. HEWITT 
acknowledged that he knew how things were back there and 
the BPP intended to send some help there soon. However, 
HEWITT said that the 3PP d£ not advocate anyone leaving 
the country “because there is no place to go.” HEWITT 
instructed TOM to handle his problems through the BPP 
in New Haven. 

The above material is being furnished the Hew 
Haven Office to indic£e the status of activity of the 
BPP in Conneticut and also to set forth the offical party 
line that brothers in trouble were not supposed to run away 
out of the country. 





FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


\ 


REPORTING OFFICE 

i 

O FFICE OF ORIGIN 

DATE 

INVESTIGATIVE PERIOD* • , . i , 

NEW HAVEN 

SAN FRANCISCO 

11/25/69 

9/25/69 - 11/25/69 ^ 


TITLE OF CASE 


BLACK PANTHER PARTY 
NEW HAVEN DIVISION 


REPORT MADE BY 

SA THOMAS F. MC GORRAY 


CHARACTER OF CASE 


TYPED BY 

jbm 

Uip- 


RM-BPP 


REFERENCES : New Haven report of SA THOMAS F. MC GORRAY, 9/30/69; 

New Haven evidentiary report of SA THOMAS F. MC GORRAY, 
10/30/69. : ’ 

- P - 

ADMINISTRATIVE : . 

A copy of this report has been disseminated locally to 
108th MI Group/ Secret Service, and USA, New Havpn, Conn., and AT?, 
Hartford, Connecticut. ' ’ 

Information copies of this report have been sent -to 
offices designated inasmuch as they are either involved in conducting 
Investigation or have a common interest in this matter. 



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12540 


NH 100-19186 


COPIES (continued) 


San Francisco 
Boston 
New York 
108th MI Group 
Secret Service 
USA, New Haven 
ATF, Hartford, 


, New Haven, Conn. 
, New Haven, Conn. 
, Conn. ' 

Conn. 



ADMINISTRATIVE (continued) j 

An effort has been made in this matter to keep 
lengthy quots made by BPP members and leaders to a minimum. 

|J > I 

Of the names mentioned in this report who are active 
in the New Haven Division, none are presently on the Security 
Index except where noted. In view of the fact that the BPP in 
Conn, is presently under the leadership and control of BPP 
leaders from out-of-state. New Haven will recommend for the SI 
in the future those panthers from out-of-state who are known to 
be residing or assigned to New Haven on a permanent basis. 

Materials such as telephonic toll calls, BPP fliers, 
and handouts, information specifically concerning BPP funds, 
Breakfast Program, and Liberation School, have been set forth in 
separate communications and details will not be reiterated herein. 

This report has been classified "CONFIDENTIAL” because 
information furnished by NH T-3 through NH T-18 if disclosed could 
reasonably result in the identification of confidential informants 
of continuing value and compromise future effectiveness thereof. 


The Bureau will note that sections in this report 
entitled BPP Finances, Firearms, Liberation Schools, and Breakfast 
Program have been reduced to a minimum reporting in this communication. 
This has been done because the NHO has recently submitted separate 
detailed LHMs on these subjects. 


INFORMANTS : 


For the information of all offices receiving copies of 
this communication, NH T-l through NH T-ll are BPP informants of 
the NHO who have been given permanent T symbols in accordance with 


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r 


Bureau Instructions. NH T-12 through NH T-18 are not 
permanent symbol informants but are known to be reliable 
except where indicated. 


Identity 


NH T-3 is f 


NH T-9 is C 


NH T-12 is 


NH T-13 is[ 

r v 

NH T-14 is 
NH T-15 is 


NH T-16 is[ 


Police Department 
NH T-7 is 


J New Haven 


Clerk, Western Union 
NH T-17 is 
NH T-18 is 





Location 

.100-19186, 1797,1624,1583, 
1770,1769,1628,1659 


100-19186-1713, 1735 
100-19186,1719,1745 
100. VSi 86, 1618, 1621 
100.W186.1704 ^ IA(b)(7) 

100-1918«. 1753,1601,1605 
100-19186-1666 
100-19186-1683 

100-1637, 1648 
100-19186-1590,1591 


C 

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100-19186 


LEADS: 

BOSTON , NEW YORK, and SAN FRANCISCO 

Will continue to furnish New Haven with information 
concerning the travel and activities of BPP members from 
their respective divisions. 

NEW HAVEN 

At New Haven and Hartford, Connecticut 

Will continue to follow the activities of the BPP. 


D* 

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FD-2^4 (Rev. 3-3-5 9) 


1 - 108th MI Group, New Haven, Connecticut (RM) 

1 - Secret Service, New Haven, Connecticut (RM) 

1 - United States Attorney, New Haven, Connecticut (RM) 
Copy to: l - ATF, Hartford, .Connecticut (RM) 


Report of: SA THOMAS F. MC GORRAY Office: NEW HAVEN 

Do**-- November 25, 1969 

Field Office File *: NH 100-19186 Bureau File #: 100465706-32 

Title: BLACK PANTHER PARTY 

NEW HAVEN DIVISION 


Character: rm - BLACK PANTHER PARTY 


Synopiit: The BPP, New Haven, Conn. , presently utilizing 35 Sylvan 

Ave. as BPP Headquarters, floor plan set forth, BPP, 
Hartford, Conn., chapter reorganized. 'People to Free the 
Panthers defending Conti. 14. Info concerning BPP arrests, 
films, travel of leadership, and trial of Conn. 14 set 
forth. BPP Breakfast Program active at 179 Shelton Ave,, 
New Haven. BPP financial data included. Attempts to 
obtain firearms by BPP as well as several BPP rallies and 
demonstrations included herein. BPP affiliation with CP 
and other organizations set forth. 


• t 

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 




This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI. It is the property of the FBI and is loaned to 
1254Qr adkO€yfdC&ffiIf&s79aliIentPd^6nc22£be distributed outside your agency. 



NH 100-19186 


DETAILS: 

Characterizations of the 
Black Panther Party (BPP) , 
state and national, and 
Students for a Democratic 
Society (SDS) appear in the 
Appendix Section of this 
report. 


I, ORGANIZATIONAL AMD OPERATIONAL DATA 

A. Location of Black Panther Party (BPP) 

Headquarters, New Haven, Connecticut 

On November 1, 1969, NH T-7 advised that the Black 
Panther Party is presently utilizing 35 Sylvan Avenue as its 
headquarters in New Haven. Source stated that they also have 
established apartments for BPP activities at 325 Newhall Street, 
second floor, 145 Minor Street, and 179 Shelton Street, New 
Haven, Connecticut. 

On October 18, 1969, NH T«12 advised that the new 
address for the Black Panther P^rty (BPP) in New Haven, Connecticut, 
is 35 Sylvan Avenue. 

On October 29, 1969, NH T-13 furnished the following 
drawing of the floor plan for the BPP Headquarters, 35 Sylvan Avenue, 
second floor apartment. New Haven, Connecticut: 



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On October 23, 1969, NH T-13 advised that there are 
three apartments in the building at 35 Sylvan Avenue, New Haven, 
Connecticut, presently being utilized by the BPP. The first 
floor is being rented by a student. The second floor was 
obtained by a JAMES E. WILSON on behalf of the panthers. The 
phone and rent are paid in the name of JAMES E. WILSON. However, 
it is not known if WILSON resides in this apartment. The third 
floor is occupied by a student who has been observed in the 
presence of members of the BPP. 


B. Hartford, Connecticut, Chapter 

On October 8, 1969, NH T-9 advised that the BPP was 
presently under reorganization in Hartford, Connecticut. Source 
furnished a list of BPP membership which included 21 names, 
addresses, and telephone numbers which he obtained from ROBERT L. 
WHITE, a known member and leader of the BPP in Hartford, 

Connecticut. 

Source further advised that the BPP had established a 
Breakfast Program for Children in Hartford and was selling the 
Black Panther newspaper on a daily basis. 

He also advised the party in Hartford had over $200 in 
their bank account. 

Source stated that the BPP in Hartford is closely 
associated with the Blackstone Rangers, a black militant organization 
which originally was founded in Chicago, Illinois. Source advised 
that the organizational structure of the two organizations is similar 
but distinct. However, both organizations ban together whenever they 
have a common interest. 


C. People To Free The Panthers 

On October 14, 1969, the "New Haven Register," a daily 
newspaper published at New Haven, Connecticut, carried an article 
in the Final Edition entitled "Panthers Say City Arrests Part of 
Plot" which set forth the following: 

"An area captain of the Black Panther Party said 
today the arrest of New Haven Panthers in the 


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NH 100-19186 


slaying last May of party member Alex Rackley 'is 
another incident in a nationwide campaign by 
local, state and federal police to destroy the 
Black Panther party. ' 

"Doug Miranda said the Panther response to this 
will be to continue their political organization 
work in New Haven while at the same time attempt- 
ing to educate the people on the party program." 

"Announced at a morning press conference was the 
formation of a new organization, People to Free 
the Panthers, which will carry out the educational 
campaign. The press conference was held in the 
community room of the SNETCO building at Dixwell 
Plaza. 

"A spokesman for the group, said, 'We plan to bring 
the true facts of the Panther case to the people,' 
she said. 'Every two weeks we will publish a news- 
letter to tell people what they can't find out from 
the other newspaper. ' 

•She added the first newsletter will be distributed 
Wednesday. 'We will start with 20,000 copies and 
increase the number as time goes on, ' she said. 

On November 19, 1969, NH T-7 furnished the following BPP 
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People from all over the New 
Haven community have come to- 
gether to demand the release of the 
14 jailed Black Panthers in Conn- 
ecticut. The New Haven 14, which 
now includes Panther Party Chair- 
man Bobby Seale, are being' held 
without bail on a variety of char- 
i ges, includingmurderandconspir- 
acy to murder Alex Rackley. As 
it shapes up now, the defense 
effort outside the courtroom in the 
months before the trial will have 
two main goals: educational work 
in the New Haven community about 
the Panthers and the current per- 
secution, and fund-raising for the 
defense. In order to carry out this 
work in as full a manner as pos- 
sible, two groups have been set up: 
a more liberal and defense- 
oriented Coalition to Defend the 
Panthers, and a more radical and 
. , political People to F ree the Pan- 
thers.’ , .. 


The Coalition to Defend the Pan- 
thers was launched at a news con- 
ference on October 1st, which got 
extensive press coverage in. the 
New. Haven- area. The Coalition 
has five organizations from the 
Black community (Black Coalition; 
Justice, Orcler and Equality; Dix- 
well Legal Rights Association, Kill 
Parents Association, and Freedom 
Now), five from the student com- 
munity (SDS, Student Health Or- 
ganization, Yale Divinity School 
Association, Architect's Resis- 
tance, arid the .Science Action 
Group), two Black student organ- / 

izations (Organization of Afro- 
American Students at Southern 
Connecticut State College, and the 
.Yale Biack Law Students), and 
three adult white groups (America. 
Independent Movement, Coalition 
of Concerned Citizens, and the 
Women' s International League for > 
Peace and Freedom) 


This Coalition will be broad 
enough to include people who do 
not necessarily agree with the 
whole Panther program, but who 
do believe In any case that the 
Panthers are being persecuted for 
their political beliefs. The main 
line of the Coalition 'in its ea-- 
ucational work will be that the Pan- 
ther case has received such pre- 
judicial coverage in'the press that 
a "fair trial" is impossible, and 
that therefore the Panthers should 
be freed Immediately. 

In its opening statement, the 
Coalition said. "The May 22 New 
Haven Register carried mug shots 
of arrested Panthers ail across 
the front page as accompaniment 
to a highly inflammatory article in 
which several "leaks" from police 
sources were cited to describeai- 
leged evidence against the Pan- 
thers. The tone of this article 
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closure of evidence whtcl), If it 
exists at all, should only bo In- 
troduced at the trial, is an at- 
tempt to violate the Panthers’ 1 
constitutionally - guaranteed pre- 
sumption of innocence and ensure 
conviction of the Panthers before 
the trial even begins. The Black 
Panther Party takes radical pol- 
itical postions, and members of 
the party, in violation of their , 
constitutional rights, are on trial 
for tliose positions. The arrest of 
Bobby Seale, National Chairman of 
the Party, raises the possibility 
tiiat this trial will become the 
Sacco and Vanzetti trial of the 
1970’s. It is this that the “Co- 
alition seeks to avoid.'* 

Since the Coalition is primarily 
middle-class, Its main educating 
work will be aimed at middle- 
class groups and people. Plans call 
for a campaign in the community 
in which Coalition speakers will 
appear before any forum they can 
get: church groups, PTA’s, reform 
organizations, neighborhood •' 

groups, and so on. Their first ,. 
task will be to speak about the 
current persecution, and explain 
how the rights of the Panthers 
are being violated because of their 
radical political beliefs. They will 
then discuss and try to explain 
the Panther political program. 
Finally, they will ask groups 
either to join the Coalition op act 
in their own wav to soreaci the 
word throughout the community 
about the Panthers. In each case, 
defense money will be asked for. 

It is hopecj that whenever possible, 
Coalition spokesmen will be able 
to speak to groups they are most 
familiar wi:h. For example, the 
Divinity students will be asked to 
speak to every church in New 
Haver., 

The work of the Coalition Is 
quite limited and strictly defensive 
in nature. The People to Free the 
Panthers, on the other hand, will 
be much more radical and directly 
political in Us actions. This grpup, 

■ which will function under the lead- 
ership of the Panthers, is com- 
prised of radicals who on the 
whole agree with the political pro- 
gram of the Panthers, and want 
to work- not just to free the New 
Haven 14, but to advance the work 
of the Panthers and the move- 
ment in general. The makeup of 
this group is naturally Quite dif- 


ferent from' that of the Coalition. 

The People to Free the Panthers 
is made up of movement people T 
in New Haven, primarily members- . 
of the Panthers, SDS and the Am- .V- 
Vi erican Independent Movement. • ' 

While this group also plans to 
concentrate on education, it has 
chosen the white working class . 
community and the student com- 
raunity in which to do its work. 

, r It plans to issue a newspaper- . 

- leaflet' every one or two weeks, 
which in the beginning will be the “ 
focus of its educational work. 20 
or 30 'thousand copies will be 
printed. Some people will use the 
leaflets .in organizing work, that 
, they are already doing. Others will 
simply fan out to canvas door- ' 
. to-dcor ir. white working class 
j-A .areas of New Haven. They will 
talk to people about the case and 
. ‘ about the Panthers, and try to 
enlist their support. 

Or. campus, the People to Free 
the Panthers have already held one 
. teach-in and intend tb carry on 
• this work.. Efforts will be made , 
f-h : Immediately to do educational work 
; on the several community college 
> V campuses in the New Haven area 
as well as at- Yale. Special con- 
centration will be put on gaining 
i ' the support of Black student groups 
, ■ on each campus. 

While all this planning goes on, 

' the Panther ' 14 remain in jail, 
being held without bail under mis- 
erable conditions. Worst of all, 

' . three of the sister Panthers being 
held are pregnant. Two of them 
[’/. are expecting their babies within 
two months. On an immediate level, 
this means that these women, who 
; naturally need all the rest they 
’. can get, are spending sleepless 
nights in a Connecticut jail because 
. the prison authorities deem it 
“necessary" to shine lights in 
their cells all night to ward off 
. ; • “'outside threats." ■ 

What is even more horrendous 
: is what will happen if the women 
are forced' to have their babies 
while In jail. First of all, they 
will give birth under armed guards. 
Then, unless they have been able 
to make what the state regards 
as “suitable arrangements” for 
card pf their children, their babies 
will be taken from them and put 


PEOPLE TO. FREE THE PANTHERS 


; Into foster homes. Naturally it is 
■ i Ather difficult for these wc— nento 
■ make ‘‘suitable arrangements” ' ’ 
since they are not allowed any , 
non-family visitors in jail. Finally, 
when the women are released from 
■ : jail, the. burden will be on them 
to prove that they are “.qualified” 
to regain their own children. •• 

.. . .. . ... . phe People to Free the Panthers 
are centering thei r first education- 
, al campaign around this atrocious • 
situation. .In a confrontation with 
- state prison authorities,, the group 
«and one of the Panther lawyers, 
Catherine Korabach, asked if this 
situation was not particularly a 
’ ■ violation of the women's rights in 
. view of the fact that they have 
not yet been convicted of any crime. 
Bui the prison officials, when asked 
'.if they made any distinction ie- 
. ’ "-tween accused persons and con- 

victed criminals, simply said 
'“No”. Obviously, as far as these 
.u: .... and other officials are concerned, 
the Panthers are already con- 
sidered guilty! And they do not ' 
plan to wait for the formality of 
"■ a kangaroo trial before treating 
. them as such. 

Meanwhile, despite the fact that 
the busts last spring almost em- 
ptied the local Panther organlxat- 
, Ion, the Party is now continuing 
its political activities. This means 
that although the Panthers are 
. being forced to spared a great deal 
of time on defensive operations, 
they are determined no; to let the 
current persecution keep them 
from their ongoing political work. 

At the time of the bust last 
. May, the Panthers were about to 
start a New Haven Breakfast 
P rogram . When the police attacked 
Panther headquarters, they ‘(con- 
fiscated” the money the Party had 
already collected for this purpose. 
On October '8th, after having to' 
build again from scratch, the 
Panthers launched their Breakfast 
j . P rogram , and expect to expand if 

rapidly in the future. In general, 
the Panthers are working in the 
• several Biack communities in New. 
. Haven, getting the word out to the 
people. As part of their program, 
they are also working'wlth a group 
of people fighting lead poisoning, 
and with a local welfare mothers 
group. More information' on Party - 
activity ir. New Haven will be 
covered in a future article. 


Is a group of people who realize the political nature of the present case against 
the Chairman of the Black Panther Party, Bobby Seale and the 1*4. other members of . • 
the Party imprisoned in Connecticut. We support the political program of the Panthers, 
and want to work not only to Free the .Panthers, but to advance the work of the Black 
' Panther Party and the Movement in general. Our plans include the regular publication: 
of the newsletter "RIGHT ON",' leaf leting "the white working class community, factories, 

. -and colleges and high schools, with other activities like films, demonstrations and 
. rallies. to- support the HEW HAVEN PANTHERS. PEOPLE TO FREE THE PANTHERS meets at. 10:00. 
AM ev.ery Sunday at iU8 Orange Street, ...NejV Haven. JOIN- US. 1 

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D. Human Relations Council 


On October 20, 1969, the "New Haven Register/* a 
daily newspaper published at New Haven, Connecticut, contained 
in part an article captioned "Human Relations Unit Hits Handling 
Of Panther Case:" 


"The Human Relations Council of Greater New Haven 
today issued a statement in which it warns New 


New Haven citizens to consider seriously the im- 
plications of the arrests of the Black Panthers. 


"The council pointed out ’two dangerous elements 
of this arrest and the factors surrounding it' 


which, it said, must be considered by everyone in 


the area. 


"They are,' 'the pre-trial publicity which seriously 
jeopardizes the possibility of a fair trial; and 
the emotionalism about the Black Panthers, which is 
being used as an excuse to undermine the entire move* 
ment toward racial justice and equality. ' 


"The council also believes that, 'All too many people 
are using 'their feelings about the Black Panthers as 
an excuse |for copping out of this country's responsibility 
to provide freedom and justice for all people. ' 


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"The council said that in this time of backlash it is 
even more; jessential that 'we redouble our efforts to 
create ajijust society in the United States. No lurid 
headlines jean alter this responsibility." 


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On October;! 13, 1969, NH T-9 advised that three members of 


the Black Panther Party in Hartford, Connecticut, were arrested by 
the Hartford, Connecticut, Police Department, for Breach of Peace, 
Resisting Arrest', and Interference with Police on October 11, 1969. 
The three were ROBERT L. WHITE, LINDA HOLDER, and DOLORES BURNEY. 


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Source stated it was necessary to obtain bond money 
from the New Haven Chapter of the BPP for the release of the 
three panthers arrested. 

Chief Inspector STEPHEN AHERN, New Haven, Connecticut, 
Police Department, on November 12, 1969, advised that at 5:45 
p.m. on November 11, 1969, Patrolman V. CARFORA of the New Haven 
Police Department, while on normal patrol in the Hill section of 
New Haven, observed a group of Negroes pasting Black Panther 
Party posters on the Six Corner Bakery on Columbus Avenue, New 
Haven. Officer CARFORA stopped his cruiser and asked ELISE BROWN 
what she was doing. She replied she had permission from the owner 
of the store to put up the posters. 

On November 12, 1969, NH T=»3 advised 
that ELISE BROWN, a Negro female, is a 
member of the Black Panther Party. She 
has participated in several Black Panther 
Party rallies and other Black Panther 
activities. 

Officer CARFORA summoned Sergeant A. JONES by radio. 

Officer CARFORA again addressed ELISE BROWN, who asked if she were 
under arrest. Officer CARFORA said she was not but that he had 
called his Sergeant to talk with her. She responded with several 
derogatory and vulgar remarks toward police officers in general, 
at which time Officer CARFORA placed her under arrest for Abusing 
a Police Officer. A patrol wagon was called to the scene and 
BROWN was placed in the patrol wagon after a brief struggle during 
which she yelled, "Free the Black Panthers" and "More power to 
the people." Additional charges of Resisting Arrest and Breach of 
Peace were lodged against ELISE BROWN later. 

By this time, a large group of Negroes had gathered in 
the area and Sergeant JONES, Officer CARFORA and several additional 
officers started to disperse the crowd. i 

During this time, Officer CARFORA received scratches on 
his fact by a juvenile Negro female who was placed under arrest for 
Breach of Peace, Abusing a Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest. 

Also, Officer L. PASTORE was kicked in the leg and Officer W. 

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at St. Raphael's Hospital in New Haven, and released. 

Also arrested on charges of Breach of Peace, Resisting 
Arrest, and Abusing a Police Officer, were EUGENE BURRUS, a 
Negro male, age 18, of 280 Portsea Street, New Haven, and ELBERT 
ROSS, a Negro male, age 17, of 165 Dewitt Street, who were in the 
crowd that had gathered. 

Chief Inspector AHERN advised that after patrol units 
left the area, calm prevailed and there were no further incidents. 


F, Black Panther Party Films 

On October 23, 1969, NH T-3 advised that the BPP in 
New Haven, Connecticut, was attempting to obtain revolutionary 
films "May Day", "On Strike", "Wilmington", and "Off the Pig." 
Source stated that CAPPY PINDERHUGHES was attempting to purchase 
these films through Newsreel in Boston, Massachusetts. 

CAPPY PINDERHUGHES has been 
identified as a member of the 
BPP originally from Boston, 

Massachusetts, presently active 
in New Haven, Connecticut. 

PINDERHUGHES reportedly is 
Lieutenant of Information for the 
BPP in New Haven. 

(NH T-3 on 10/23/69) 

On October 31, 1969, NH T-14 advised that the BPP in 
New Haven was attempting to obtain copies of two revolutionary 
films, namely "Off the Pig" and "Wilmington" from New York News- 
reej for $68. 

On November 18, 1969, NH T-9 advised that on that date 
he observed two films in BPP Headquarters, 35 Sylvan Avenue, New 
Haven. Source stated he was not able to determine the titles of 
these films but stated that they were for the benefit of the BPP 
and were described as "revolutionary in nature." 


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On October 14, 1969, NH T-3 advised that the 
following known members of the BPP originally from New York 
City are presently active in BPP activities in the New 
Haven area: 

JACOB BETHEA 
ROSCOE LEE 

HENRY MITCHELL, also known as Sonny Mitchell 

ELIZABETH MITCHELL, nee Bragg 

RONNIE TYSON 

AMON FREDERICK BENNETT 

VERNON MILLER 

NH T-3 also advised that an attorney named ARTHUR 
F. TURCO has been involved in defense plans concerning the 
Connecticut 15, but that TURCO is not known to be in New Haven 
on a permanent basis. 

NH T-3 also advised that the following members of the 
BPP from Boston, Massachusetts, are presently in New Haven or 
have been within the past two months active in BPP activities: 

DOUGLAS MIRANDA, Captain, BPP, Boston 

JUDY LEE 

VERNA HAMPTON 

DOUGLAS FAUNTEROY 

WILLIAM JACKS CN 

JOHN L. CHEATHAM 

DAVID QUICK 

CHARLES “GAPPY" PINDERHUGHES 

On October 21, 1969, NH T-15 advised that SAM NAPIER 
of the Publications Section of the BPP at National Headquarters 
had been in New Haven during the weekend of October 25-26, 1969. 
Source stated that the purpose of NAPIER's visit to New Haven was 
mknown. 


NH T-14 advised that SAM NAPIER would be traveling to 
New Haven with several copies of the Black Panther magazine. 
NAPIER is attempting to straighten out the finances related to 
the selling of the Black Panther magazine on the east coast. 

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On October 20, 1969, same source advised that NAPIER 
had returned to San Francisco on October 20, 1969, and was again 
working at BPP Headquarters in Berkeley, California. 

On November 10, 1969, NH T-3 advised that the infant son 
of ARTIE and BOBBY SEALE had arrived in New Haven by train from 
Philadelphia. MALIK SEALE was turned over to BELVA NEWSOM and 
is residing at BPP Headquarters, 35 Sylvan Avenue, New Haven. 
NEWSOM, a known member of the BPP, is referring to MALIK as "her 
child." 


On November 21, 1969, Nil T-9 advised that he had observed 
a three year old Negro male residing at BPP Headquarters, New Haven 
on November 20, 1969. 

On November 21, 1969, NH T-3 advised that ROOSEVELT JUNE 
HILLIARD and "MASAI" HEWITT were observed in New Haven, Connecticut 
on the night of November 20, 1969. 


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III. TRIAL OF THE '“'CONNECTICUT 14" 

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The following courthouse procedures for the "Connecticut 
14" who are presently under indictment and soon to be tried in 
Ne'to Haven were set forth by Judge MRGN PALMER on November 7, 
1969, and are set forth in part as follows: 

’The Const! tutioro of the United States and the 
State o.’ Connecticut guarantees defendants in 
criminal cases due process of law and the right 
to a fair trial by an impartial jury. It is 
tl e duty of the trial court to see that every 
defendant receives all of his constitutional 
rights . 

"From the national attention attracted to this 
case resulting in extensive publicity in the 
news media and based upon the affidavit and 
leaflet attached hereto, the court is of the 
opinion that the following miles are necessary 
to a constitutionally guaranteed, orderly and 
fair trial by an impartial jury, and therefore 
orders ... all entrance* ways, corridors and approaches 
to courtroom^, offices and other rooms in the 
Courthouse will be kept clear at all times for 
free access thereto by those using them in the 
course of their employment or those having business 
to transact therein. No cameras, photographic, 
television, radio or sound equipment, including 
tap recorders, will be permitted in the Courthouse... 
no sketches will be made in the Courthouse ,. .all 
persons seeking admission to the courtroom will 
submit voluntarily to a check of his or her person 
before being admitted .. .and shall be no demonstra- 
tions, pickets, parades or the like in the Courthouse, 
or within five hundred feet in any direction of the 
Courthouse from this date forward until such time as 
a verdict in these cases is returned in open court, * 


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On November 10, 1969 , the 9 "New Haven Register”, a 
daily newspaper published at New Haven, Connecticut, contained 
.in part the following captioned article ,! MARKLE Turns Down 
Meeting on Panthers"; 

"State 9 ® Atty. Arnold Markle today refused 
to meet with a local group seeking release on 
bail or recognisance off the 12 Black Panther 

party members charged here with murder. 

"In an early morning confrontation at his 
office in the State Courthouse, Markle said 
he was barred from talking with the group 
and cited Superior Court Judge AARON PALMER’S 
recently issued order against pre-trial state- 
ments by those involved in the case . . , 

"Over the weekend, the group reportedly received 
a telegram from Markle in which he declined 
to meet with them. Last Friday, Markle said he 
knew the group was coming to his office and he 
couldn't stop them from coming." 


On November 22, 1969, NH T-9 advised that a rally 
was conducted on November 22, 1969, at New Haven, Connecticut. 
Source stated that approximately 2500 persons attended this 
rally. The source stated that this rally was co-sponsored by 
the BPP and the Women’s Liberation Movement, several chapters 
on the East Coast. The purpose of the rally was to cause a 
confrontation with the New Haven Police over restrictions 
concerning rallies within 500 feet of the State Courthouse, 

Church and Elm Streets, New Haven, Connecticut, where preliminary 
hearings are presently going on concerning the "Connecticut 14" 
trial. 


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On November 23 , 1969 s the "New Haven Register” 
contained am article captioned "Panthers Vocal, Peaceful": 

"Black Panthers amd sympathisers demonstrated 
im downtown New Haven Saturday afternoon in 
support of 14 Panthers being held here on murder, 
kidnaping and consj&facy charges. 

"The demonstration resulted in snarled traffic, 
closing off of downtown streets and re-routing of 
traffic during a three-hour period. 

"The group was representatives of five Northeast 
states - Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, 

New Jersey and Pennsylvania. It was protesting 
the imprisonment of the Panthers, ’unjust treat- 
ment of women’ being held in connection with the 
investigation and restrictions set through a 
court-order on a bail hearing for five of the 14. 

"The crowd at its height was estimated to be 
2,00 to 2,500. 

"Supporters of the party began assembling at Beaver 
Pond Park shortly after 10 aa By noon, roughly 
300 persons had assembled and within the next hour 
busloads of young people had arrived from the five- 
state region to swell the ranks. 

"At about 1:30, the group began a march down Goffe 
Street to Broadway and then into the downtown area. 
Police had hoped to contain the marchers in one lane 
of traffic but the lines swelled to such proportions 
that entire roadways leading into the city were 
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"The group reportedly was to march directly to the 
Green where the demons t ratio® was to be held. One 
leader, however, just prior to the start of the 
march, said that the route still hadn’t been ironed 
out . 

’The demonstrators paraded down Elm Street to 
College Street, wfee the march halted for several 
minutes. The marchers then turned into College 
Street, blocked the entire intersection of College 
and Chapel, and continued on down until they turned 
into Church Street . 

"They then marched up to Elm Street, where a rally 
was held in front of the Superior Court building. 

The entire downtown area at one point or another 
was sealed off to incoming traffic and piice detoured 
vehicles onto other routes. 

"The marchers stopped midway through key intersections 
throughout their route of travel and traffic was tied 
up for blocks . None of the marchers appeared to know 
exactly where they were heading and this apparantly 
was left to the discretion of the leaders. 

"Police cruisers escorted the marchers into the city 
and other officers were stationed at key intersections 
to block off traffic and allow the marchers to pass. 

"Long Walk Back 

"A speaking program in front of the courthouse lasted 
for approximately an hour and then the throng broke 
up into smaller groups and walked back to Beaver Pond 
Park. The return walk was confined mainly to the side 
walks and by 5 p.m. most of the demonstrators had 
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’’Three Black Panther party members spoke ire front 
of the court buSMing ared their talks were confined 
generally to the ’frame-up’ of the 14 Panthers, 
poor treatment of women being held in the case 
(two of whom are pregnant while a third had her 
baby Set week) and demands to freedom of the 
Panthers and all ’political prisoners.’ 

’’The speakers attacked the news media, large 
corporations, police and the power structure in 
general and the government. They also decried 
the lack of good housing, education, food and 
clothing for ’ppor people.* 

"Throughout the march, protestors chanted ’Free 
our sisters, free ourselves, power to the people.' 
The speaking program and chanting through the course 
of the march was occasionally studded with foul 
language. 

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"The marchers were pr®dominantly white and ire 
large part teen-aged girls . A large number 
of g'epresentatives of Black Panther chapters in 
the five-state region were also on hand as well 
as many black supporters of the defendants. 

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"The demonstration was sponsored by the national 
Black Panther Party and the Women’s Liberation, j 
Persons representing these groups as well as the 
Panther Defense Fund and the Stony Brook Chapter 
of the Students for a Democratic Society passed j 
out leaflets, sold the Panther newspaper and sought 
contributions for the legal defense of the 14 
Panthers . i 

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"There were no arrests or serious incidents reported 
by police in connection with the demonstration. ” 

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IV. BPP BREAKFAST PROGRAM 

Ok October 15, 1969, the "New Haven Journal Courier", 
a morning newspaper published at New Haven, contained an article 
captioned "Newhallville Approves Black Panther Breakfasts : 

"The United Newhallville Organizations (UNO), 
the neighborhood’s community council, voted 
Tuesday night to permit the Black Panther 

party to run its children’s- breakfast program 
in the Newhallville Teen Center. 

’’The vote, which was by secret ballot, was 53-22 
in favor of the program. It was taken at the 
monthly meeting of UNO, which was held at the 
teen center, 179 Shelton Ave . 

"Prior to the vote, several UNO members expressed 
misgivings about the program, but there were also 
strong statements of support. 

"The meeting room at the center was filM almost 
to overflowing, indicating that the Panthers;* 
program might stir controversy. The discussion, 
however, was calm and relatively brief. 

"Joel Brown, a Panther member and one of 
the organizers of the breakfast program, said 
it had been underway there for five days, and 
that ’we’ve fed about 180 children.’ 

"He said that the goal of the party is to feed 
70 to 100 children at the center and to set up 
similar programs in the Hill, Dixwell and Bwight 
areas . 

"According to Brown, the food and funds for the 
program, ’are gathered from different merchants in 
the community.’ He also said that the party 
provides transportation to the center for children 
who need it . 


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,J In response to questions about whether there 
we '’classes’ or indoctrination during breakfast, 
Brown said there were not . 

"He was supported in this assertion by Robert 
Sams, Jr., vice president of UNO, and other 
UNO members who said they had been present at 

earlier breakfast.” 

On October 16, 1969, and October 30, 1969, NH T~7 
furnished the following BPP flyers pertaining to the BPP 
breakfast program in New Haven, Connecticut. 


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of the Black Panther Party. He was killed in Calif, by fools because he believed • 

in feeding hungry children free breakfast. The’free breakfast for children • : 

program’s purpose is to feed hungry children each school morning. A free 

hot breakfast is served to each child before ho goes to school. It is a socialistic ' i 

program designed to help all people not just a "chosen few”. This like the ?•?) 

world belongs to the people to use and develop to serve their needs and desires. 

To make "all power to the people” a reality. : / : '■■} 

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CSAM AT THE NENHALL7ILL3 TEST LOUNGE. THE RESPONSE TO THE PROGRAM IS EX- 
CELLENT AN THE M-E3ER OF CHILDREN VJE FEED EACH HORNING IS GRONE-IG.EACH-vV.i 


MORNING A HEALTIiY FREE HOT BREAKFAST ISSERVEDTO. THE CHILDREN. BUT THE ; 
FUTURE OF THE FREE : BREAKFAST PROGRAM 'FOR CHILDREN 


NIGHT', OCTOBER 14,1969. at 7:,A5 ?.H THE UNO EXECUTIVE BOARD HELL MEET TO. , . 

DECIDE ’/HETHER OR MOT THE FREE BREAKFAST PROGRAM CiUJ CO! IT IMS IN . THE 

i-RfllALLVILLE TEEH LO URGE. THE FREE. BRElliFASTTO^ PROGRAI'i IS THE 

COMMUNITY'S PROGRAM. IF YOU (THE CO.LiUHITY) DO CARE A30UT THIS PROGR.LH 

YOUR PRESENCE AT. THE UNO EXECUTIVE BOARD .GETING IS NEEDED. THIS MEETING • . i ’ . 


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V. BPP - FUNDS 

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On October 23, 1969, NH T-12 advised the BPP in 
New Haven, Connecticut, had established a ’’Connecticut 
Panthers Defense Fund” and was utilizing Post Office Box 7117 
in New Haven, Connecticut, for this purpose. 

On October 2fi, 1969, NH T-16 advised that the BPP 

New Haven had purchased a money order i® the amount of $300 and 
sent same to the BPP in San Francisco, California. 

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On October 29, 1969, NH T-16 advised that the BPP 
New Haven, Connecticut, had purchased a money order and had 
addressed same to ’’Black Panther National Distribution, 1336 
Filmore, San, Francisco, California, Attention Sam Napier.” 

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NH T-16 further advised that the BPP in New Haven has 
furnished money to the National BPP on the following dates and 
amounts : 

November 5, 1969 $37.00 

November 5, 1969 $230.00 

November 5, 1969 $104.00 

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VI. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS i. 

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On November 11, 1969, NH T-3 advised that ELDRIDGE 
CLEAVER has 'been in contact with the North Vietnamese officials 
who advised him that they are willing to release United States 
prisoners in' exchange for the release in the United States of 
HUEY P. NEWTON and BOBBY SEALE, BPP National leaders presently 
incarcerated. The source stated tist the number of Uiited States 


prisoners that the North Vietnamese are willing to release is 
unknown. The source stated that a BPP rally would be held on 
12:00 noon, jNovember 12, 1969, to announce the above information. 
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BPP flyers epncerning the above-mentioned matter: 


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f TO ANNOUNCE THE ACTION TO BE TAKEN ON NOVEMBER IS, 1969 IN 

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REGARDS 

TO THE 

FREEDOM OF 

POLITICAL 

PRISONERS IN AMERICA 

HUEY 

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NEWTON, 

MINISTER OF 

DEFENSE - 

BLACK 

PANTHER 

PARTY 

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BOBBY SEALE, 

CHAIRMAN - 

BLACK PANTHER 

PARTY, IN 

EXCHANGE 


FOR AMERICAN PRISONERS OF WAR BEING HELD IN VIETNAM. 






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Black people should strongly support the demand for immediate withdrawal of all 
U»S. troops from Vietnam and should support the Moratorium actions,, but Black people 
should understand that there is no unity of will between Black people apd the leadership 
of the New Mobilization because the New Mobilization has either failed to see or does 

not want to see the importance of Black people's just struggle or its direct relation 

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ship with the struggle of the Vietnamese people. We Black people clearly understand 
that the best "CARE package" that we can send to the Vietnamese people is our cqntihued 
* and intensified resistance to the fascist repression from the same enemy here in America. 

We demand that the Peace Movement, and in particular the New Mobilization Committee 
select one or two of its responsible representatives to take the place of Rennie Davis 
and Dave Dellinger, who are prohibited by the fascist U. S. power structure from. taking 
an active part in the exchange of political prisoners Huey P. Newton a^d Bobby Seale *• ■ 
for American prisoners of war now being held in Vietnam. The Vietnamese people are 
ready to deal, all we need are trustworthy people. The selected representative will 
, proceed to Hanoi where negotiations will be carried out under the supervision of pur 
Minister of Information, Eldridge Cleaver, to insure that the proceeding would be 
agreeable to the progressive sectors, both Black and white, of the American society. 

That a massive international action be held to protest the Sato Nixon meeting to 
solidify Japan'6 role as a springboard for further imperialist aggression on the 
continent of Asia, and in particular, in Vietnam, Laos and Korea, that the CPUSA and 
^he New Mobilization and other progrssive forces contact the CP and other fraternal; 
anti-war organiztions in Japan to plan a series of international demonstrations for - 
this purpose. • 

That the CPUSA address themselves to enlisting massive active support from the 
‘Soviet Union for the Vietnamese people in particular and the National Liberation strug 

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glee of the'vorld in' general. / • This must also include active and meaningful support, of 
the liberation struggle of Black people in America." 


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VII. BPP - FIREARMS 

Ora October 19, 1969, NH T-9 advised that the 
BPP, New Havera, intended to ship some gums to Boston, 
Massachusetts , sometime after sundown on that date. The 
source stated that fee fead seen a list of 21 guns including 
two Tfeompsora sub-macfeime guns which were to be transported. 
He also advised that two Panthers were observed standing 
in front of BPP Headquarters, 35 Sylvan Avenue, New Haven, 
Connecticut, carrying pump shotguns in the early morning 
hours of October 19, 1969. Source stated that the purpose 
of this show of force was unknown . 

On October 24, 1969, NH T-17, advised that 

8 f a known leader of the BPP in Boston, 

departed Boston ora October 23, 1969. | i reportedly 

was to travel to Canada to pick up some dynamite and then 
to proceed to New Havera, Connecticut, where he was to meet 
DOUGLAS MIRANDA, Area Captain for the BPP, presently active 
in New Havera, Connecticut. 


Ora October 25, 1969, NH T-17 advised that | | 

traveled to New Havera, Coranecticut, with a case of dynamite/ 

Ora October 29, 1969, NH T-9 advised that a BPP member 
obtained a ’"load of guras from Mexico” and that these guns 
are now in Boston. The source stated that a portion of these 
guns were eventually to be transported to the BPP in Hartford, 

Connecticut . 

Ora November 4, 1969, NH T-9 advised that the BPP in 
Hartford obtained 50 30-30 carbines from am unknown source. 

NH T-9 stated that three members of the BPP in Hartford reportedly 
sold 10 off these guras to an unknown member of the BPP from Boston 
and met them in East Hartford, Connecticu t, on the afte rnoon of 
November 3, 1969. The source stated that | | a known 

member of the BPP, Hartford, received $125 for 10 of these guns. 


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We sow©© also advised that some of these guns 
had been sent to the BPP , New Haven, and that the rest are 
still somewhere in Hartford, Connecticut. 


Oh November 8, 1969, NH T-3 advise that no informa- 
tion has coH!|e to his attention to verify the fact that the 
BPP is presently in possession of guns. “She source stated 
that the BPP may have guns in New Haven, but they are not' 
being kept at party headquarters at 35 Sylvan Avenue, New; 


Haven , Connecticut , 


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The source further advised that his department has been 
unable to verify information concerning firearms in the possession 
of the BPP in New Haven, Connecticut. 


VIII. BPP Rallies and Demonstrations 
A. Olin-Mathieson Strike 


On November 6, 1969, a Workers’ Rally was conducted 
along the picket lines in front of Olin^Mathieson - Winchester, 
New Haven, Connecticut. Present at this rally were several' 
known members of the BPP in Connecticut. lj 


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B. BPP Rallies in Behalf of BOBBY SEALE 


Ok November 3, 4 and 6, 1969, BPP rallies to 
"protest the treatment of Bobby Seale" were conducted in 
front of the State Courthouse, Church and Elm Streets, 

New Haven, Connecticut. Approximately 50 persons took 
part in these rallies, mostly members of the BPP in New 
Haven and members of the Students for a Democratic Society 
(SDS) . 


On the following page is a BPP flyer pertaining 
to the rally conducted on November 3,1969s 


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LOBBY SEALE HAS BEEN CHAINED A N C GAGGED IN 
IN CHICAGO FOR DEMANDING HIS CON;> J’lTUTTO N a ; 

HOFFMAN HAS REFUSED HIM ’CHOICE OF a r.Ayv'Kp 
REFUSED HIM THE RIGHT TO CROSS EXAMINE WITNESSES SINCERE 
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l think that the purposed ex- 
change of prisoners between the 
government of the United States 
and the Vietnamese people is a 
valid purposai, and it's justified 
• on several grounds. Primarily, 
it’ s justified on thfi grounds of in- 
ternational proletarian solidarity. 
Because on the one hand, the 
United States government is waging 
a genoctdal war of aggression 
against the Vietnamese people, and 
on the other band waging a war, a 
similar type war with different 
means, against Black people inihe 
United States. So that both the 
. Vietnamese people and Black peo- 
ple in the United States are op- 
pressed by the same enemy. And 
they have this in common, and 
they’re totally justified In co- 
operating on all levels, not only 
to bring the war to an end in 
Vietnam, but also to relieve the 
oppression in both areas, and to 
go even bevond that to the total 
elimination of the entities that are 
practising and perpetuating iids 


aggression. I don’t think that asy, • 
one cor: look upon this purposed ex- . 
•change of prisoners as a gimmink 
or as a sham. Because we’ ve al-. 

. ways known that wo are at war with 
the system that exists in the United 
States that has boon oppressing w» 
for -100 years. And Huey ?. Ifcwtcr. 
and Bobby Seale are both political, 
prisoners. Huvy Newton . is the 
leader of the Black Panther Party, 
and he was ‘leading the struggle 
of Black people in Osklsutd, 
California against the- oppression 
of the government In Oakland, Cali- 
fornta. And he was framed and scut 
to prison specifically boesuse of 
ids political activities. So ihst no 
one can ciuosUon whether or r.ot = 
ho is a political prisoner, and 
certainly ho one cur. question whe- 
ther or net Bobby Seale is a i’oiii- 
ica; prisoner. He was very active 
in organizing demonstrations and 
protest against' the war ir. Vietnam, 
and very active in . organizing 
resistance to the oppression of 


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Black people in the United States/ 
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so .Viters who are held captive in 
Vietnam,' arc victims oi the vicious . 
political system :r. the United 
States. Which drafts them against 
their will, and forces them with 
the alternative of' going to prison, 
if they don’t go tel Vietnam to fight, 
i for the fascist. and . imperialistic- 
U.o. goverhine-it. , * 

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healthy sign that we are able to got 
the cooperation of the Viebiaaieso 
people la this effort, and It’s 
very good that we are Ja position 
to work with their, on this lovei. 
I’ve found the Vietnamese people 
and I've talked to them hi many 
connirlc*, tkeir ropre.;cniall res 
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btitoa&o people whose primary 
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


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Date November 7 f 1969 


A rally to protest the treatment of BOBBY GEORGE SEALS us 
held In front of the Superior Court, New Haven, Connecticut*, 
from 9:30 a.m. to 11;30 a.m. 


A picket line consisting of approximately fifty persons 
paraded back and forth in front of the court building, the 
picket line was lead by DOUGLAS P. MIRANDA, who spoke on 
a megaphone regarding the trial of SEALE in Chicago. 


The megaphone was later taken by ROSCOE LEE who lend the 
group in chants calling for "people power,” "student power**, 
"worker power", and so forth. 


DOUGLAS MIRANDA remained on the steps of tie court building for 
approximately twenty minutes following the conclusion of the 
demonstration with five other demonstrators. During this tine, 
MIRANDA talked with a white male with a tape recorder ; 


MIRANDA and five others departed in a brown Oldsaobile stntioa 
wagon at approximately 12:00 noon. 


Photographs of the demonstration were taken. 


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C. BPP - Welfare Demonstration 


Ok October 9, 1969 , a demonstration was held in 
front of the City Hall building, New Haven, Connecticut, in 
support of welfare mothers demanding additional welfare funds. 

This demomstrat ion, which was observed by Special 
Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, consisted of 
approximately 58 individuals, both white and Negro, 

which group was predominantly white. Among those in the 
demonstration the following individuals were recognized: 

JACOB BETHEA, JOEL BROWN, RQSCOE LEE, JOSEPH WASHINGTON, 

DOUGLAS P 0 MIRANDA, ELISE BROWN, YERNON O. MILLER, JR., 

RONALD RYSON, CLARENCE MELT IN JOHNSON and VERNAN HAMPTON, 

On October 9, 1969, NH T-3 advised ' • 

that the above individuals were either , . 

members of the Black Panther Party 
(RPP) of actively supported the BPP. 

The demonstration lasted from approximately 10:45 a. m 
to 12; 30 p.m. 

D. BPP - Moratorium Dem onstration ’ 

On October 15, 1969, a moratorium demonstration 
was held from 12:00 noon to approximately 2; 15 p.m. Several 
members of the BPP wee observed at this demonstration; 
however, none actively participated in the demonstration 
as they were more concerned with the selling of the latest 
issue of ’The Black Panther." 

IX. THE BPP AND OTHER MILITANT ORGANIZATIONS 


A. Communist Party 

On August 4, 1969, NH T-18 advised that on July 27, 
1969, a meeting of the Connecticut State Communist Party (CP) 
was held at 37 Howe Street, New Haven, Connecticut, from 1:00 
until 3:45 pom. 


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At this meeting it was announced that they had 

16 more people Joins the union off hospital workers and that 
this was made possible because the hospital workers who 
were members off the BPP had see© the meed to join the union. 

It was announced that additional recruitment of members is 
to be expected through the efforts off the Black Panthers. . 

On September 24 p 1969 p NH T~18 advised that on 
Monday;, September 22 p 1969 , a monthly meeting of the 
Bridgeport PC ©tab was held at 90 Jennings Avenue, 

Bridgeport, Connection to At this meeting, it was announced 
that the CP. was anxious to get some financial help for the 
Black Panthers, The trial of the Panthers is coming up soon 
and the Black Coalition is working to raise money la New Haven. 
It was also announced that the Bridgeport CP Club was to 
help in any way possible even though they had already given 
three months dues to the Panthers. It was announced that 
CHARLES H10HTOW1R, a writer for the"Baily World", had been 
sent from New York to Mew Haven to do an article on the 
Black Panthers. 

The "Daily World" is an East Coast 
Communist ffiewspaper. 

On October 8 P 1969 p the "Daily World" contained 
an article captioned "CP Calls for Defense of Reaction's! 
Victims’: .."t. 

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"The Communist Party national committee has 
initiated a nationwide effort for expanding the 
defense of citizens of reaction. 

"The first step undertaken at the first meeting 
of the new national committee elected at the 
CP’s 19th convention was marked by adoption of 
a- report by Charlene Mitchell, secretary of the 
party’s black liberation commission. 

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"’The offensive of reaction has been stepped up, 
the number of victims grows daily. ' Miss Mitchell 
told the national committee . ’We have every 
confidence that resistance to repression and 
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Ttoe judiciary , from -ft toe local to the federal 

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condone tto® repression but give leader- 

of repression . 


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ttoe black liberation 
and to prepare for a 
against ttoe black 

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from tto© Nixon 
white communities 


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used to isolate 
potential allies 
repressive onslaught 


ttoe reactionary state apparatus, 
down, has affected 
ttoe eou©try. A reac- 
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0© October 1. 1969, 


T-3 advised that a press 


conference was held o© October 1, 1969, at the Dixwell 
Community House, 98 Dixwell Avenue, Mew Haven, Connecticut. 

A spokesman for this group stated at this time a new coalition 
is being formed under ttoe name "Coalition to Defend the j'' 

; Panthers" consisting of 14 different groups already assembled 
in the NewWave© area. Ttoe source stated that also present 
at this press eonfferenew was DOUGLAS MIRANDA, Black Panther 
captain from Boston. Ml RAIDA stated the Black Panthers were 
.not getting a fair shake, toad publicity and deliberate harass- 
jj-.ment by the; police department ... “ Ttoe two major goals of ;this 
■^coalition are to "counteract ttoe prejudicial publicity against 
the Panther® by edaaatfesg Mew Have© citizens about the Panthers' 
jj; positive community programs, and about ttoe legal rights which 
they must receive to have a fair trial", and to raise money for 
ii/the legal defense of ttoe Panthers and to carry on the work of 
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"The program of activities which she proposed 
was approved fey the national committee. It 
included setting up a special party committee j 


issue of defease 5 support for a® ’ad hoc 
national emergency defense committee b®sed on 
the broadest public appeals® participation in 
the building of local defense committees around 
specific cases s support for case& that have 
national significance and inclusion of the [ i 
struggle against repression in all of the party’s 


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'anthers 0 case stressed 


5 ®Ihil© the party must participate in the ’defense., 
of all those who are victims, ’ Miss Mitchell said, 
the ’national focus’ should be ’the defense of . 
the Black Panther Party and its leadership.’ j [• 

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u< She cited the ’vindictive, conspiratorial kidnapping 
and rearrest’ of Bobby Seale, Panther chairman, 
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whole anti=>imperialist and pro-democratic move- 
will be in jeopardy,® she said. 


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crush the black liberation struggle . The FBI and 
local police departments maintain a conspiratorial 
interstate cooperation? police in one city arrest and 


people without charge to find if any other 


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PRESS CONFERENCE: FROM LEFT TO RIGHT HENRY MITCHEL, CHRIS WILSON. DOUG MUL 

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Or November 4, £869. HE T-3 advised that approximately 
90 'persona f skdSRts aa<3 non-students, seafcex's and syafnithixers 
of ¥&le SSS occupied tlia office of ti» personnel &y-pa.rv.iGOT 
during the ^tsrnooD aas evening of Kcveeftteer 3. S965J, The 
soy sec® stated that this takeover was . 'triggered toy the. firing 
of .'ass employee who was -dismissed last '^eek .. dnemg the non- 
student® 'were four- members of the ' BPP. 'Bee Haven. icc lading 
DOUGLAS MIMSM, State Captain. The source stated that when 
the ©t^deots showed signs of relenting after, belajj threatened 
with administrative action, HIRAHM exerted the group to stay 
all Right .if necessary and force confrontation . the stu'deAt 
.group .’left the building over the protest of MIRAKDt . 


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Wosiea 'e I ©tea-national' League- for Peace and Freedom OTJ.LPF) 


Tto.fc W1T..P? has its national headquarters at 
•fas© Addaes House-, 2008 Walnut Street, Philadelphia., 
Pennsylvania ,'; where its .monthly paper, ’-'Four light, *\ .• 
is pa hi ished . Its legislative office is at ISO jgaryv.- 
land; .avenue', • HR, Washington, D.C. International Head- 
quarters is- in' Geneva . The International meats every 
three -years-. 'It conducts &vtsmyr schools , peace 
congresses -a ed publishes' it® *&gar.i&e , PAS. 

It is &n i ti'f e rnat ibna?, interracial organisation; 
,3-tsMyi'ng for peace 'and freedom by nonviol'eat deooer&tle 



It. keep® its-' membership informed ora current problems 
•through its legislative office in Washington. It issues 
its own pamphlets;, study kits, face sheets, and cooperates - 
with like-minded organ! nations, SILPF has consultative 
status at the United nations on a national and international 
level . 


W1K..PF through its local branches, sponsors- public discussion 
o;i such topics as . - .diea reaaeit* -and world law, nuclear 'testing, 
civil . defense , Berlin, civil rights , etc- Through its 
peace Action Committee, WILPF initiates peace walks, vigil®, 
and meetings, as an organiutioa and with other peace group® 
Peace education for children is a special concern of flLPF. 


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The WILPF had a supper meeting held at the hors® of 
GEORGE and HOSE BRUNSWICK • The speaker was Mrs,. SANDLER from 
Chappequa , who spoke on her trip to South America and Cute; 
This was had on September 20, 1989 . 

& letter was received asking WILPT to give their 
Support to a Movement asking that the Black Panthers os 
trial in New Haven be given a fair and Just trial though 
they feel it impossible with the adverse news reports that 
have been given in the news media. This Isfcfcer was signed bv 
VIRGINIA SIMON, wife of I. 5. SIMON. DAVE GOLDBERG put in 
a strong pitch that the group endorse the- plea for a Panther 
trial that is. .fair. 


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APPENDIX 


BLACK PANTHER PARTY, aka 

Black Panther Party for Self-Defense 


According to its official newspaper, the Black Panther Party 
(BPP) was started during December, 1966, in Oakland, California, 
to organize black people so they can take control of the life, 
politics and the destiny of the black community. It was or- 
ganized by BOBBY GEORGE SEALE, BPP Chairman, and HUEY P. NEWTON, 
BPP Minister of Defense. NEWTON is presently serving a sentence 
of two to fifteen years on a conviction of manslaughter in 
connection with the killing of an Oakland police officer. 

The official newspaper, "The Black Panther/® which further 
describes itself as the Black Community News Service/* stated 
that the BPP advocates the use of guns and guerrilla tactics in 
its revolutionary program to end oppression of the black people. 
Residents of the black community are urged to arm themselves 
against the police who are consistently referred to in the publi- 
cation as "pigs" who should be killed. 

"The Black Panther" issue of September 7, 1968, contains an 
editorial by BPP Minister of Education, GEORGE MASON MURRAY which 
ends with the following; 

"Black Men. Black people, colored persons of America, revolt 
everywhere' Arm yourselves. The only culture worth keeping is 
revolutionary culture. Change. Freedom everywhere. Dynamite.’ 
Black Power. Use the gun. Kill the pigs everywhere'" 

Included in the introduction to an article appearing in the 
October 5, 1968, edition of "The Black Panther" is the statement, 
"...we will not dissent from American Government. We will over- 
throw it." 

Issues of the "Black Panther" regularly contain quotations from 
the writings of Shairman MAO Tse-tung of the People's Republic of 
China and feature MAO's statement that "political power grows out 
of the barrel of a gun." 

The national headquarters of the BPP is located at 3106 Shattuck 
Avenue, Berkeley, California. Branches have been established at 
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APPENDIX 


BLACK PANTHER PARTY, aka 

Black Panther Party for Self-Defense - CONNECTICUT 


On January 29, 1969, the "Bridgeport Telegram, a daily news- 
paper published at Bridgeport, Connecticut, contained in part 
the following: 

"On January 28 (1969), the Black Panther Party was 
formed in Bridgeport, JOSE RENE GONZALVEZ announced 
last night at a meeting at party headquarters, 510 
East Main Street. Mr. GONZALVEZ, a Cuban-born, 
Oakland-trained black defense captain, spoke to 
twenty Negro youths in his mission here to organize 
a chapter of the political party..." 

On Maych 18, 1969, the following Black Panther literature, publi- 
shed locally was distributed in the Bridgeport, Connecticut, area. 

It read in part as follows: 

"The BPP is a party that will produce for the people 
and its members will do anything and everything 
possible to meet the demands of the poor oppressed 
black people. We are not a hoodlum gang, nor did 
we come here to kill white people or the police. 

We came here to stop racist actions that the oppressors 
(black and white) have been taking upon our people. 

We are the Vanguard party and we intend to provide 
leadership for the people and revolutionary groups 
across the country..." 

A source advised as of April 14, 1969, the New Haven Chapter of the 
Black Panther Party was operating under the authority of the 
National Organization. JOSE RENE GONZALVEZ had been given the 
authority to open this chapter in New Haven and to organize through- 
out the State of Connecticut. 

GONZALVEZ departed Connecticut in early May, 1969, and attempted 
to organize ithe Black Panther Party in Greensboro, North Carolina, 
for which he was suspended. State leadership in Connecticut was 
taken over by WARREN KIMBRO, a member and leader of the New Haven 
Chapter of the Black Panther Party, and ERICKA HUGGINS, political 
educational instructor. 


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BLACK PANTHER PARTY, aka 

Black Panther Party for Self-Defense - Connecticut 


On May 19, 1969, BOBBY GEORGE SEALE, National Black Panther 
Party chairman, spoke at Battell Chapel, Elm and College Streets, 
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. SEALE spoke in part as 
follows: 


"... The struggle we are involved in is not a racial 
struggle, but' a class struggle. We have to define the 
revolution that's occurring in this country as a people 
struggle. . .We've got to teach these kids to use guns so 
that when the racist pig comes down into our community and 
brutalize® our people, we are gonna kill... If we catch a 
pig brutalizing our people in the black community, we are 
gonna kill him - we are gonna stop him." 

On 4/20/69, a second source advised that the Communist Party of 
Connecticut, held a State Convention at the Peoples Center, 37 Howe 
Street, New Karen, Connecticut, on that date. During this con- 
vention, it was announced that there was going to be a meabrial 
service in Hew Haven on that date for three Black Panthers who were 
slain a year ago; and all members of the Communist Party were in- 
vited to attend this memorial. 

The Black Panther Party presently has chapters in Bridgeport, Mew 
Haven, Hartford, and Middletown, Connecticut. Their leadership is 
presently confused since eight members of the Black Panther Party 
were arrested by the New Haven Police Department for the murder of 
ALEX RACKLEY, alleged Black Panther Party member from New York City, 
whose body was found in Middlefield, Connecticut, on May 21, 1969. 


THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY 
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APPENDIX 

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STUDENTS FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY ‘ . _■ _ • 

A source has advised that the Students for a Democratic Society 
(SDS), as it is known today, came into being at a founding 
convention held at Port Huron, Michigan, in June, 1962. From 
an initial ideological posture of "participatory democracy", 
the current line of the 1 national leadership reveals an adherence 
to Marxism-Leninism. MICHAEL KLONSKY, National Secretary , ■< in 
March, 1969, called for the building of a revolutionary Marx iqt- 
Leninist movement. The program of SDS has moved from involve- 
ment in civil rights struggles to an anti-Vietnam war position 
and finally to its present advocacy of an anti-imperialist line, 
linking up the oppressed peoples of Asia, Africa, and Latin , 
America, with the black liberation movement in the United States. 
China , Vietnam, and Cuba are regarded as countries which are 
leading the world-wide struggles against United States imperialism. 
On the other hand, SDS regards the Soviet Union as an imperialist 
power and does not support the policies of that country. 

SDS maintains a National Office in Room 206, 1608 West Madison 
Street, Chicago, Illinois. Its official paper "New Left Notes" 
reflects the line of the national leadership and program adopted 
at meetings of the National Council and National Interim Committee 
(NIC) . Three national off leers and a NIC of eleven members are 
elected each. year during a June National Convention. • 

SDS Regional Offices and university and college chapters elect 
delegates to National Council meetings wherein program and 
ideology are debated^ but each Region and chapter is autonomous 
in nature and is free to carry out independent policy and programs 
reflective of local conditions, 



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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 

New Haven, Connecticut 
November 25, 1969 


Title BLACK PANTHER PARTY 
NEW HAVEN DIVISION 


RACIAL MATTERS - BLACK PANTHER PARTY 

Character 

Reference New Haven report of SA THOMAS F. 

MC GORRAY dated and captioned as 
above . 


All sources (except any listed below) whose identities 
are concealed in referenced communication have furnished reliable 
information in the past. 



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FROM: THOMS F. MC GORRAY 

SUBJECT: BLACK PANTHER PARTY 

RM - BPP 




On 9/4/69 , I UNC0DED , I <NH T-9 permanent), a 
source who has furnished reliable information 
in the past, was interviewed by SA JOHN A. 
DANAHER and SA THOMAS F. MC GORRAY concerning 
the following BPP matters: 


RE: BPP - ORGANIZATION 


Source stated that the BPP is presently organ- 
ized in Bridgeport, New Haven, and Hartford, Conn. 




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He advised , however , that the party hopes to form 
branches in Waterbury and Stamford as well as Middle- 
town. Efforts to attempt to make contact in these 
cities has already been initiated but no positive 
step has been taken. 

RE: BPP MEMBERS HIP 

Source advised that there are approximately 15 hard- 
core members of the BPP in Hartford, Conn. He stated 
that the Blackstone Rangers have additional members 
who are sympathetic to the BPP and who are coopera- 
tive with the BPP when the occasion arises. Source 
also advised that in New Haven, Conn., the member- 
ship is down to approximately 12 hardcore members. 
However, there are several persons who associate 
themselves with the party in New Haven but who are 
not considered members of the BPP. 

RE: BPP FILMS AND PUBLICATIONS 

Source advised that the BPP has imported revolutionary 
films from both Boston and New York, He stated that 
these reportedly were on a rental basis and have 
been returned to either New York or Boston. He 
stated he will continue his efforts to obtain these 
films when they are made available. 

He advised that the BPP in New Haven continues to 
sell the National Black Panther Party publications; 
and at the Hartford chapter, he assumed they handled 
the BPP paper on a separate basis. However, at this 
time, the Hartford chapter continues to receive its 
papers directly from the New Haven BPP. 

Source further advised that the BPP has a mimeo- 
graph machine located in the headquarters on 35 
Sylvan Ave., and that they continue to print BPP 
flyers concerning BPP activities. 

RE: BPP COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES 

Source stated that the BPP is presently engaged in 
propagandic campaign to draw sympathy from the New 
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distributed several thousands of BPP flyers and pla- 
cards to advertise their position in the New Haven 
community. Also, the BPP in New Haven recently 
held a press conference and stated that the New Haven 
Police Department in conjunction with a national 
campaign to oppress the BPP would soon "vamp" on 
their headquarters at 35 Sylvan Ave. The BPP decides 
its own program of free breakfast for children, 
liberation school, and free health clinic and has 
maintained close association with all of the special 
organizations both moderate and militant which are 
presently active in New Haven. The BPP has maintained 
a group association with the Black Coalition, Hill 
Parents Association, the Black Student Union, and 
Afro-American societies presently active on the 
campuses in the New Haven area. Source stated that 
the BPP has formed a close association with the SDS 
students and the American Independent Movement (AIM) . 
In this area, they have organized a peoples' communi- 
ty to defend the Panthers and a coalition for the 
defense of the Panthers which consists of 14 organi- 
zations already established in New Haven. 

Source stated he was unable at this time to determine 
the relationship between the Black Panther Party and 
the Communist Party. 

RE: BPP EXPULSION 


Source advised that to his knowledge, the only member 
of the BPP in the State of Connecticut who has been 
expelled has been ROMA KENYATA (phonetic) (C. MELVIN 
JOHNSON). Source, however, stated that ROBERT L. 

WHITE, whom they saw being arrested by the Hartford 
Police Department, may be expelled from the party 
in view of the fact that he has approached the source 
concerning whether he should talk with the Hartford 
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RE: BPP VIOLENCE 

Source has advised that the BPP continues to advocate 
that revolution can only come through violence. He 
stated that in political education classes this point 
has been brought forth. He stated, however, that the 
only acts of violence which have taken place recently 
have been the arrest of several Panthers in New Haven 
who were stopped by the New Haven Police Department 
for placing signs and flyers on buildings in New Haven. 
Several Panthers were arrested on this occasion for 
resisting a police officer and resisting arrest. 

Source also advised that the party plans, upon the 
arrival of BOBBY SEALE to New Haven, to promote riot 
in order that the party might "hit" the gun stores 
and jewelry stores in New Haven. 

RE: BPP SECURITY 

Source advised that the BPP in New Haven is security 
corsefcms and has established several security pro- 
cedures : 

1. They have placed on the door of the second floor 
at 35 Sylvan Ave. a latch made of a 2 x 4 to re- 
enforce the main door; 

2. They have posted guards in the front and the rear 
of the building as well as a man and a car across 
the street whenever important meetings take place; 

3. They have obtained several firearms which they 
keep hidden in the headquarters at 35 Sylvan Ave. 
and have accepted a security condition which requires 
that all persons must be identified prior to entering 
the headquarters. This condition demands that if an 
unidentified person attempts to enter into the head- 
quarters, he is to be killed. 

RE: BPP IDEOLOGY 

Source stated that the BPP continues to follow ideology 
put forth by the National Black Panther Party, in 
California. He stated that this ideology is taught 
in political education classes which are held in both 


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New Haven and Hartford. It is also taught to the 
children at the free breakfast for children program. 

The BPP has no formal textbook but teaches parts of 
Mao’s Red Book and the Black Panther newspaper which 
is published out of San Francisco. 

RE: BPP TRAVEL OF LEADERSHIP 

Source advised that the BPP continues to enforce 
leaders from out-of-state. He stated that ROBERT 
WHITE and BELVA NEWSOI* both from California, are 
presently active leaders in the state. DOUG MIRANDA, 
who came from Boston, is the top leader in the 
state at the present time. However, ROBERT BAY, 

AL KARROLL, and ELAINE BROWN, known national Panther 
leaders, have been in and out of New Hatfen in recept 
weeks. SAM NAPIER and DONALD COX have also been 
to New Haven. 

RE: BPP COMMUNICATION WITH FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS 

Source stated that he has no direct knowledge that 
the BPP in Connecticut is connected with a foreign 
government. He stated, however, that on the national 
level, he discovered knowledge that the BPP has been 
in contact with foreign governments. 

RE: BPP DISCIPLINE 

Source advised that the BPP continues to discipline 
its membership through several ways: 

1. For slight offenses, the party requires a certain 
number of pushups or other physical exercises. However, 
on several occasions, in New Haven the party has 
placed a number under arrest and kept them incarcerated 
in a small pantry which is just off the kitchen. 

RONALD CRAMER, a known member of the BPP in Hartford, 
was incarcerated for almost one week for excessive 
drunkeness. Several weeks ago, ROMA KENYATA was placed 
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RE: BPP ROBBERIES AND BURGLARIES 

Source stated that the BPP has no formal program 
advocating robberies or burglaries. However, the 
party is presently seeking to obtain weapons for 
further use and therefore indirectly demanding 
that each member obtains his personal weapon. 

Source also stated that plans have been developed 
to rob gun stores and jewelry stores when BOBBY 
SEALE arrives in New Haven for trial. Source 
stated he will attempt to obtain additional details 
concerning these proposed robberies as well as a 
list of gun stores to be "hit." 

RE: BPP FLOOR PLANS 

Source stated the BPP is presently attempting to 
obtain a new headquarters in Hartford, Conn. He 
stated that when this is done, he will furnish 
a complete floor plan of the headquarters* area. 

He advised also that he is familiar with the floor 
plan at 35 Sylvan Ave, New Haven, and would attempt 
to obtain additional details in order that an 
accurate floor plan can be drawn. 

RE: BPP FIREARMS 

Source advised the BPP in New Haven and H artford 
is continuing to obtain weapons for the ifiBVtmition 
that is to come. Specifically, they have ordered 
all members to obtain personal weapons and several 
members have been seen in possession of guns, rifles, 
and pistols. 

RE: BPP GUERILLA TRAINING 

The BPP has no formal guerilla training program 
presently being utilized in New Haven and Hartford. 
Most members are expected to know how to handle 
weapons, plus, on several occasions, to clean 
shot guns and rifles and to show others how to 
clean weapons. 

RE: BPP SNIPING OF POLICE OFFICERS 

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been put forth to the leaders in 
however, that several Blackstone 
involved in sniping in Hartford, 

RE; BPP UNDERGROUND 

Source stated that the Black Panther Party does not 
openly admit to a Panther underground. He stated, 
however, there are several associates who are 
sympathetic to the Panther cause and who attempt 
to assist the BPP while remaining either anonymous 
or associated with the party. He stated that he knew 
of no underground membership either in Hartford or 
New Haven. However, several persons report from 
the Bridgeport area who do not claim membership 
in the BPP but who are willing to assist the BPP 
in certain situations. 

RE: BPP BREAKFAST SERVING CHILDREN PROGRAM 

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Source advised that the BPP has established a break- 
fast program in Bridgeport, Hartford, and New Haven. 

In New Haven, there are two locations presently 
being utilized, 179 Shelton Ave., and 600 Howard 
Ave. Source stated that the party has a vast 
amount of food stuffs at 600 Howard Ave. He stated 
that most of the food stuffs were donated or extortion 
methods were utilized. He advised that a duty list 
is maintained at headquarters at 35 Sylvan Ave., which 
requires different Panthers to conduct the breakfast 
program on a rotation basis. He stated he will attempt 
to obtain a copy of this list. 

RE; BPP LIBERATION SCHOOLS 



New Haven. He stated, 
Rangers have been 
Conn. 


The BPP is attempting to establish a liberation school. 
BETH BRAGG and her husband, MITCHELL, have been involved 
in the teaching of Marxism and Leninism and are con- 
sidered qualified instructors. Both have conducted 
political education courses in the past. Other quali- 
fied instructors are ROBERT WHITE, BELVIN NEWSON, 
and DOUG MIRANDA, as well as CAPPY PINDERHUGHEN , 


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Source has advised that the BPP in Connecticut needs 
to be under the complete and direct control of captain 
DOUG MIRANDA. At the present time, there does not 
seem to be any real factionalism in Connecticut. 

ROBERT WHITE has been sent to Hartford to over-see 
the BPP program there. He is not in conflict with 
local leadership in Hartford. Bridgeport affiliation 
with the BPP in New Haven has become standardized. 
Membership in Bridgeport is now communicating with 
New Haven on a regular basis. Rumors of factionalism 
in Boston and New York have been mentioned by Panther 
members but nothing substantial has been brought to 
the attention of the infomant. 

RE: BPP COMMUNICATIONS 


The BPP continues to utilize and publicly advertise 
telephones at BPP headquarters, 35 Sylvan Ave. Their 
telephone number, 562-7463, has been installed since 
early October and is utilized by all of the leaderships, 
for both local and long distance calls. An extra exten- 
sion has been obtained by JAMES WILSON and has been hooked 
up to this phone in order that two persons might monitor 
the same phone call. Source advised that to his knowledge 
the BPP does not utilize any. radio equipment or short 
wave equipment. However, source stated that DOUG 
MIRANDA has obtained a tape recorder on which he dictates 
his BPP reports. These reports are mailed to the BPP 
national headquarters in California, and no return 
address is furnished. 

RE: BPP CONNECTION WITH OTHER MILITANT GROUPS 

Source stated that the Black Panther Party has had some 
affiliation with the following groups, some of which 
are militant and some of which are not: 

SDS at Yale; 

SDS, New Haven; 

New Haven Womens Liberation!, and 
American Independent Movement (AIM) 
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Blackstooe Hangers, ' Hartford; . 
Afro-American Societies at 
Southern Connecticut; 
Afro-American Societies at 
New Haven College; 

The Black Student Union, 
University of Connecticut; 

The Black Coalition; 

The Black Student Union at 
Yale; 

The Black Student Alliance 
at Yale; 

The Black Law Student Union at 
Yale; 

People to Free the Panthers; 
Coalition to Defent the Panthers; 
Young Patriots of New York City; 
Yale Law Womens Association,, 


Leads 
NEW HAVEN 

At Hartford , Connecticut 

1, Will continue to maintain contact with source 
concerning the above mentioned BPP activities,, 

2„ Will obtain from source a detailed floor plan 
of the second floor at 35 Sylvan Ave„, New Haven, 
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(Indicate page, name of 
newspaper, city and state.) 


By WILLIAM COCKERHAM 
A New Haven Black Panther 
told University of Hartford stu- 
dents Tuesday night to form’ 
revolutionary groups on campus 
and start “relating to defense 
weapons.” 

Dender Hughes, surrounded 
|by bodyguards, said President 
|Nixon and FBI Director J. Ed- 
gar Hoover are coordinating a 
conspiracy to wipe out the 
Black Panther Party.” The 
young black urged the students 
to start organizing before “all 
of us are in jail or dead” by the 
end of next year. 

“I’m telling you . You bet- 
ter start relating to guns. After 
they’re done with us, they’re 
coming after you,” he said. 

Hughes, introduced as the 
minister of information for the 
radical black organization, said 
the assassination of Malcolm -X 
was perpetrated by the Central 
|lntelligence Agency. He said 28 
iBlack Panthers have been 
“murdered” by the police since 
the organization was founded 
several years ago. '- 
“Black students are not help- 
ing their people,” he said. “You 
people are just sitting in your 
rooms, blowing grass (smoking 
marijuana) . . . You got to get 
o ut in the streets and. start or- 
ganizing or there ^hrfrTrofie of 


peri- 


us going to be around 
od.” 

Angelo Lewis, a student, said 
there is a “repressive” move- 


“not doing the job you should be 
doing.” He said his black news 
service is going to expose the 
police department “and other 
ment in the country against the j jive groups” by telling black 


“revolutionary vanguard.” He 
said the Nixon Administration is 
feeding lies to the news media 
about the Black Panther Party 
being “murderers.” 

“We don’t intend to stand for 
all this nonsense . . . This is the 
age of the gun . , . not the age 
of the armchair revolutionary,” 
he said. “There is no substitute 
for the revolution. These people 
can’t continue with their lies un- 
til they get rid of us.” 

Butch Lewis, a former Panth- 
er now with Community News 
Service, accused the University 
of Hartford of being a “racist” 
institution. He criticized groups 
on campus such as Students for 
a Democratic Society (SDS) and 
Afro-American societies for 


people the truth. He said the 
time for “game playing” is 
over. 

Hughes paused many times 
during his speech and waited 
for the small audience to stop 
rustling papers. His two body- 
guards, wearing dark glasses 
and berets, rarely moved. Black 
Panther Party members stood 
at doorways to the campus cen- 
ter and at the back of the room. 

“Silence is beautiful man . . . 
And America has a lot to medi- 
tate about,” he said. “This is 
going to be a hot winter. A test 
to see how many Panthers will 
be around next year.” 

. “And if I got to go ... I want 
to see people moving when I’m 
dying,” he said. 








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Date: 12/11/69 


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HAVEN (100-19186) (P) 


BLACK PANTHER PARTY 
(COMMUNICATIONS) 
RACIAL MATTER - BPP 
GO SAN FRANCISCO 


Re: New Haven airt®l to Bureau, 9/8/69, and 11/18/69. 


On 9/28/69, L— F0 , IA . ( £ ) L 7 . 1 J , a source who has 
furnished rdiable information in the past, advised 
that the BPP in New Haven no longer is utilizing 
760 Orchard St., New Haven, as their party head- 
quarters. This source stated that the Black Panther 
Party is now working out of 35 Sylvan St., New 
Haven, and are utilizing telephone number 562-7463. 



Bureau 

Albany 

Baltimore 

Boston 

Chicago 

Cleveland 

Newark 

New York 

Philadelphia 

San Francisco 

WFO 


New Haven 
2 - 157-1412 
2^ 100-19186 
157-1079 
1 - 157-1032 


TFM/pas 



REGISTERED MAIL 



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NH 100-19186 



)IA(b) (7 ) - (D) 


a source who has furnished reliable 
that the BPP continues to 
,o«rce stated that the Panthers 


information in the past, 
us© telephone smasher 562-7463 
have installed a second extension phone in order that more 
than one person might monitor incoming calls. The source 


Area Captain, originally from 
Boston, is presently in charge and is coordinating BPP 
activities in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and parts of 
Mew York State. MIRANDA'S exact title in the party is 
unknown tout toe is continually referred to as a captain. 


Source was unable to state whether or not MXRAMDA has 
obtained field marshal rank in the BPP. 


©n 12/9/69, Mr. J. MC 1E0I, Security Department, Southern 
Mew England Telephone Company (SMETCO) , furnished the 
following long distance telephone calls made from 
telephone number 562-7463 from the period of 10/29/69 
through 11/28/69; 


Place 

©ate 

lumber 

Oakland, Calif. 

m/29/m 

415 

568-3334 

Mattapam, Mass. 

10 / 30/69 

617 

298-1830 

Malden, Mass. 

16/30/69 

617 

324-7471 

Malden, Mass. 

10/30/69 

99 

99 99 

Auburn, Mass. 

10/30/69 

617 

832-5755 

San Francisco, Calif. 

10/30/69 

415 

648-5156 

Roxtoury , lass . 

10/30/69 

617 

442-8360 

Roxtoury , lass . 

10/30/69 

9f 

99 99 

Cantor idg© , Mass . 

10/31/69 

617 

491-2430 

Baltimore, Maryland 

10/31/69 

301 

539-0513 

Baltimore, Maryland 

10/31/69 

301 

727-6151 

Baltimore, Maryland 

10/31/69 

301 

752-3626 

Balt i'jiore , Maryland 

10/31/69 

301 

685-0632 

Berkeley, Calif. 

10/31/69 

415 

848-6705 

San Francisco, Calif. 

11/01/69 

415 

922-0095 

Mew York, Mew York 

11/01/69 

212 

293-0903 

Mew York, Mew York 

11/01/69 

212 

293-0903 

Mew York, Mew York 

11/02/69 

212 

465-1063 

Mew York, Mew York 

11/02/69 

212 

468-1113 

Mew York, Mew York 

11/02/69 

212 

691-6783 


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Tckk Brxwl, Mew York 
Tekto Brxvlp Mew York 
Cferlestcwm, Mass. 
Claries town, Mass. 

Mew Yorkp lew York 
Bostomip lass. 

Bostoiffip Mass, 
loxbmry , Eass . 
Philadelphia , Pa . 

Mew York 5 Mew York 
Sam FramciscOp Calif. 
Sam Francisco, Calif. 
Cbarlestowm, Mass. 
Roxbury 9 Mass . 

Sam Francisco 9 Calif. 
Cambridge , Mass . 
Providence , 1.1. 

Bos tom. Mass, 

Mew Yorkp Mew York 
Cambridge , Mass . 

, Mew York, Mew York 
Mew York, Mew York 
Mew Yorkp Mew York 
Mew Y©rk 9 Mew York 
Sam FramciscOp Calif. 
Sam FramciscOp Calif. 
Mew Yorkp Mew York 
Mew Yorkp Mew York 
Sam FramciscOp Calif. 
Roxtowry 9 Mass . 

Mew Yorkp Mew York 
Mew Yorkp lew York 
Mattapam, Mass. 

New Yorkp Mew York 
Mew Yorkp Mew York 
New Yorkp Mew York 
Mew Yorkp Mew York 
Cambr idge , lass „ 
Washington, D.C. 
Washington 0 B.C. 
Cambridge , Mass . 
lattapam, Mass. 
Philadelphia , Pa . 
Newark p lew Jersey 
Tekfc Brxvlp Mew York 


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Bat® 

Number 

11/62/69 

914 

337-0700 

11/02/89 

914 

337-9764 

11/03/69 

617 

242-0600 

11/04/69 

ev 

S9 »» 

11/04/69 

212 

666-3603 

11/04/69 

€17 

227-0863 

11/04/69 

@17 

742-7370 

11/04/69 

617 

427-9693 

11/04/69 

215 

236-3358 

11/04/69 

212 

691-6783 

11/05/69 

415 

922-6322 

11/06/69 

f? 

9« »» 

11/06/69 

617 

242-0600 

11/06/69 

617 

442-0100 

11/06/69 

415 

922-6322 

11/06/69 

617 

876-0897 

11/07/69 

401 

331-3024 

11/07/69 

617 

227-0863 

11/07/69 

212 

565-4930 

11/07/69 

617 

491-6352 

11/07/69 

212 

924-6538 

11/07/69 

212 

683-1043 

11/07/69 

212 

475-1454 

11/07/69 

212 

523-9866 

11/07/69 

415 

922-6622 

11/07/69 

415 

922-0095 

11/07/69 

212 

565-4930 

11/07/69 

212 

691-6783 

11/07/69 

415 

922-6322 

11/08/69 

617 

442-0100 

11/08/69 

212 

523-9866 

11/08/69 

212 

342-2791 

11/08/69 

617 

298-1830 

11/08/69 

212 

342-2791 

11/08/69 

212 

463-1113 

11/08/69 

212 

523-9866 

11/08/69 

212 

342-2791 

11/08/69 

617 

863-8320 

11/08/69 

202 

667-0386 

11/08/69 

202 

667-0386 

11/08/69 

617 

864-7150 

11/08/69 

617 

298-1830 

11/08/69 

215 

563-2060 

11/08/69 

201 

621-8911 

11/08/69 

914 

337-0700 


3 



'• NH 100-19186 



Place 


Philadelphia , Pa . 
Swart hater e , Pa . 
Wilmington, Bel. 
Baltimore, Maryland 
Chicago, 111. 
hew York, New York 
Mattapan, Mass. 

C&mbr i dg© , Mass. 

Bos to®, ’Mass. 

Auburn, Mass. 
Chrlestcw n, Mass . 

New York, New York 
Tekh Brxvi, New York 
Newark, New Jersey 
Sam Francisco, Calif. 
New York, New York 
New York, New York 
Auburn, Mass. 
Charlestown, lass. 
Charlestown, lass. 
Baltimore, Maryland 
Sam Francisco, Calif. 
Berkeley, Calif. 
Berkeley, Calif. 

New York, New York 
San Francisco, Calif. 
Cleveland, Ohio 
San Francisco, Calif. 
San Francisco, Calif . 
New York, New York 
Ilk Grove, 111. 

Cambr idg® , Mass . 
Charlestown, Mass. 

Sam Francisco, Calif. 
Charlestown, Mass. 
Charlestown, Mass, 

San Francisco, Calif. 
San Francisco, Calif. 
Ro^bury , Mass . 

New York, New York 
New York, lew York 


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Bate 

Number 

11/08/69 

215 

563-2060 

11/08/69 

215 

544-7900 

11/08/69 

302 

656-9175 

11/08/69 

301 

235-0261 

11/08/69 

312 

243-8276 

11/08/69 

212 

691-6783 

11/09/69 

817 

298-1830 

11/09/69 

617 

864-7150 

11/09/69 

617 

536-9219 

11/10/69 

817 

832-5755 

11/10/69 

617 

242-0600 

11/10/69 

212 

749-5971 

11/10/69 

914 

337-0700 

11/10/69 

201 

621-8911 

11/11/69 

415 

922-6322 

11/11/69 

212 

864-8951 

11/11/69 

99 

99 ?» 

11/12/89 

617 

832-5755 

11/12/69 

617 

242-0600 

11/12/69 

617 

242-0600 

11/12/69 

301 

732-4156 

11/12/69 

415 

922-6322 

11/12/69 

415 

848-6705 

11/13/69 

415 

9V 9? 

11/13/69 

212 

565-4930 

11/14/69 

415 

346-4013 

11/14/89 

216 

267-0135 

11/14/69 

415 

922-6322 

11/14/69 

415 

346-4013 

11/14/69 

212 

749-5971 

11/14/69 

312 

437-2300 

11/14/89 

617 

864-2600 

11/14/69 

617 

242-0600 

11/14/69 

415 

922-0095 

11/14/69 

617 

242-0609 

11/14/69 

617 

242-0600 

11/14/69 

415- 

'761-4212 

11/15/69 

415 

922-6322 

11/15/69 

©17 

445-2939 

IX >16/69 

212 

691-6783 

1 1/16/69 

212 

862-9072 


4 



NH 100-19188 


• * 


Place 

Bate 

Number 

Cambr idge , Mass . 

11/18/89 

617 

864-8951 

Matt&pam, lass. 

11/18/69 

617 

298-1830 

New York, New York 

11/18/89 

212 

864-8195 

Charlestown, Mass. 

11/19/69 

617 

242-0600 

Charles town , Mass . 

11/19/69 

\ »» 

ft ft 

New York, New York 

11/19/69 

212 

666-3602 

Berkeley, Calif. 

11/19/69 

415 

848-6705 

Mattapan, Mass. 

11/19/69 

617 

298-1830 

New York, New York 

11/19/69 

212 

565-4930 

New York, New York 

11/19/69 

212 

292-0903 

New York, New York 

11/30/69 

212 

787-4127 

New York, New York 

11/20/69 

212 

787-4137 

Sam Francisco, Calif. 

11/20/69 

415 

922-0095 

New York, New York 

11/20/69 

212 

342-2791 

New York, New York 

11/20/69 

»» 

ft ft 

New York, New York 

11/20/69 

212 

442-1174 

White Plains, New York 

11/20/69 

914 

761-0594 

Peekskill, New York 

li/20/09 1 

914 

737-9768 

Albany , New York 

11/20/69 

518 

434-2374 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

11/20/69 

215 

236-3358 

Jersey City, New Jersey 

11/20/69 

201 

432-3725 

Roxbury, lass 0 

11/20/69 

617 

445-2939 

Roxbury , Mass . 

11/20/69 

617 

442-1174 

Roxbury , Mass . 

11/20/69 

Vf 

tf tf 

Roxbury , Mass . 

11/21/69 

ft 

tf ft 

New York, Mew York 

11/21/69 

212 

581-7777 

Roxbury , Mass . 

11/21/69 

617 

427-9693 

New York, lew York 

11/21/69 

212 

581-7777 

New York, New York 

11/21/69 

212 

342-2791 

Albany, New York 

11/21/69 

518 

434-2374 

Jersey City, New Jersey 

11/21/69 

201 

432-3725 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

li/21/69 

215 

236-3358 

Baltimore, Maryland 

11/21/69 

301 

539-4485 

Roxbury, Mass. 

11/21/69 

617 

442-1174 

New York, New York 

11/21/69 

212 

342-2791 

Roxbury , Mass . 

11/21/69; 


442-1174 

White Plain®, New York 

11/21/69 

914 

761-0594 

Peekskill, New York 

11/21/69 

914 

737-9768 

Peekskill, New York 

11/21/69 

914 

737-3590 

New York, New York 

11/21/69 

212 

523-9866 

New York, New York 

11/21/69 

212 

236-3358 


5 


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Pl&C© 

Bate 

Number 

New York, New York 

11/21/6® 

212 

749-5971 

New York, New York 

11/21/6® 

212 

236-3358 

Philadelphia., Pa. 

11/21/6® 

215 

236-3358 

Mt. Vernon, New York 

11/21/6® 

914 

664-9498 

Roxbury , Mass . 

11/21/69 

617 

442-1174 

Mattapan, Mass. 

11/21/6® 

617 

298-1830 

Jersey City, New Jersey 

11/22/6® 

201 

432-3725 

Dorchester , Mass . 

11/22/6® 

617 

282-4689 

New York, New York 

11/22/6® 

212 

342-2791 

Jersey City, New Jersey 

11/22/6® 

201 

432-3725 

New York, New York 

11/22/6® 

212 

341-3624 

Roxbury , Mass . 

11/22/6® 

617 

445-2939 

Roxbury , Mass . 

11/22/6® 

617 

442-1174 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

11/22/6® 

215 

236-3358 

White Plains, New York 

11/22/6® 

914 

761-0594 

Roxbury, Mass. 

11/23/69 

617 

442-1174 

Roxbury , Mass . 

11/23/69 

99 

99 ft 

Roxbury , Mass . 

11/23/69 

9 » 

99 99 

Jersey City, New Jersey 

11/23/69 

201 

432-3725 

Berkeley, Calif. 

11/23/69 

415 

848-6705 

Mati&pan, Mass. 

11/23/6® 

617 

298-1830 

Berkeley, Calif. 

11/24/69 

415 

848-6705 

Berkeley, Calif. 

11/24/69 

99 

99 99 

Elk Grove, 111. 

11/24/69 

312 

437-2300 

San Francisco, Calif. 

11/24/69 

415 

648-2925 

Cambridge , lass . 

11/24/69 

617 

491-2430 

Boston, Mass. 

11/25/69 

617 

536-9219 

Jersoy City, New Jersey 

11/26/69 

201 

432-3725 

Borehes ter , Mass . 

11/26/69 

617 

282-4689 

Roxbury, Mass. 

11/26/69 

617 

442-1174 

San Francisco, Calif. 

11/27/69 

415 

346-4013 

San Francisco, Calif. 

11/27/69 

415 

922-0095 

Roxbury, Mass. 

11/27/69 

617 

442-1174 

Roxbury , Mass . 

11/28/69 

617 

442-0594 

Roxbury , Mass . 

11/28/69 

99 

99 99 

San Francisco, Calif. 

11/28/69 

415 

922-6322 

Roxbury , Mass . 

11/28/69 

617 

445-2939 

Roxbury , Mass . 

11/28/69 

617 

442-1174 

Stony Brk, New York 

10/17/69 

516 

246-7981 

Washington, D.C. 

10/18/69 

202 

667-8527 


6 


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NH 100-19186 


} 


Place 


Date 


New York, New York 
Chicago, 111. 

Chicago, 111. 

New York, New York 
New York, New York 
New York, New York 
New York, New York 
New York, New York 
Dorchester, Mass. 
Cambr idge , Mass „ 
Roxbury , Mass „ 

New York, New York 
San Francisco, Calif. 
New York, New York 
New York, New York 
Palo Alto, Calif. 
Omaha, Nebraska 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Palo Aito, Calif. 

New York, New York 
New York, New York 
Washington, D.C. 

New York, New York 
Boston, Mass. 

Santa Monica, Calif. 
New York, New York 
New York, New York 


10/19/69 

10/20/69 

10/20/68 

10/21/69 

10/21/69 

10/21/69 

10/21/69 

10/22/69 

10/24/69 

10/25/69 

10/25/69 

10/26/69 

10/27/69 

10/27/69 

10/27/69 

10/28/69 

2.0/28/69 

10/28/69 

10/29/69 

10/29/69 

10/29/69 

10/29/69 

10/31/69 

10/31/69 

11/02/69 

11/04/69 

11/06/69 


In addition to the above listed numbers 
numbers were called within the State of 


Place 


Date 

Storrs, Conn. 

10/29/69 

Hartford, 

Conn. 

10/30/69 

Middletown, Conn. 

10/30/69 

Hartford, 

Conn. 

10/31/69 

Hartford, 

Conn. 

10/31/69 

Hartford, 

Conn. 

11/01/69 

Storrs, Conn. 

11/03/69 

Hartford, 

Conn. 

11/03/69 

Hartford, 

Conn. 

11/03/69 

Hartford, 

Conn. 

11/03/69 


7 


Number 


212 691-9758 
312 261-5738 
312 684-3951 
212 663-8239 
212 691-9758 
212 255-1075 
212 924-0048 
212 281-^5043 
617 282-5307 
617 491-4772 
617 442-5170 
212 473-4160 
415 584-5648 
212 691-9758 
212 777-5849 
415 321-1200 
402 348-2700 
215 849-0400 
415 321-1200 
212 691-9758 
212 927-6073 
202 232-5798 

212 924-0048 
617 262-4379 

213 394-3837 
212 852-5426 
212 927-6073 

the following 
Connecticut : 

Numbe r 

429-1913 

247-8700 

347-7196 

525-6145 

525-9021 

243-1394 

429-1913 

522-0334 

522-2528 

522-7493 


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NH 100-19186 


Place 


Stcsrrs , Comm. 

Storrs, Conn. 

Storrs, Conn. 

Storrs, Conn. 

Storrs, Conn. 

Storrs, Conn. 

Storrs, Conn. 

Storrs, Conn. 

Storrs, Conn. 

Windsor Locks, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Storrs, Conn. 

New London, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 

New London, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Middletown, Conn. 
Windsor Locks, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Storrs , Conn . „> 
Storrs, Conn.\|., 
Storrs, Conn. 

Storrs, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn, 
Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Windsor, Conn. 


HW 12540 Dodd: 59167923 Page 281 


Date 

Number 

11/04/89 

11/04/89 

429-1913 

tt ft 

11/04/69 

11/(05/69 

11/05/69 

11/05/69 

11/05/69 

tt tf 

iff ft 

ft ft 

429-7315 

11/06/69 

429-7315 

11/06/69 

ft ft 

11/06/69 

623-7427 

11/07/69 

249-1311 

11/07/69 

249-5812 

11/07/69 

t! ft 

11/10/69 

247-0694 

11/11/69 

429-9717 

11/11/69 

442-0711 

11/11/69 

523-0369 

11/12/69 

442-0711 

11/12/69 

521-3030 

11/13/69 

347-7196 

11/14/69 

623-2604 

11/14/69 

249^1311 

11/14/69 

249-5815 

11/14/69 

ft t» 

11/14/69 

ft ft 

11/15/69 

527-2592 

11/15/69 

242-8924 

11/15/69 

ft ft 

11/15/69 

ft ft 

11/15/69 

429-3311 

11/15/69 

429-6461 

11/15/69 

ft ft 

11/15/69 

tt ft 

11/15/69 

522-0334 

11/15/69 

522-1914 

11/15/69 

522-7493 

11/15/69 

525-0369 

11/15/69 

tt tt 

11/15/69 

525-9021 

11/15/69 

8 

688-2592 



NH 100-19186 


* 



Place 

Date 

Number 

Hartford, Conn. 

11/16/69 

522-7493 

Hartford, Conn. 

11/16/69 

II It 

Hartford, Conn. 

11/16/69 

525-0359 

Hartford, Conn. 

11/16/69 

525-0369 

Hartford, Conn. 

11/16/69 

It ft 

Hartford, Conn. 

11/16/69 

527-5838 

Hartford, Conn. 

11/17/69 

522-7493 

Hartford, Conn. 

11/17/69 

It II 

Hartford, Conn. 

11/17/69 

525-6145 

Hartford, Conn. 

11/18/69 

522-3058 

Hartford, Conn. 

11/18/69 

II If 

Middletown, Qonn. 

11/20/69 

347-4421 

Middletown, Conn. 

11/20/69 

347-7196 

Hartford, Conn. 

11/20/69 

522-3058 

Storrs, Conn. 

11/21/69 

429-6874 

Hartford, Conn. 

11/25/69 

525-0369 

Hartford, Conn. 

11/27/69 

249-1311 

Hartford, Conn. 

11/27/69 

522-0369 

Windsor Locks, Conn. 

11/27/69 

623-2604 

Hartford, Conn. 

11/28/69 

522-3058 

Hartford, Conn. 

11/28/69 

II II 

Storrs, Conn. 

10/31/69 

429-4400 

For the information 

of the New York Office, 

New Y ork 

telephone number 212 

864-8951, which number 

is registered 


to the Black Panther Party* Harlem Chapter, was called 
a total of 52 times during the above mentioned period. 

For the information of Boston* the BPP telephone number 
617 442-0100 and 0101 was called 41 times during the 
above mentioned period. Telephone number 617 442-8360 
was called 22 times during the above period. 

Leads 

For the information of all receiving offices, the Bureau 
'Imst r u c te^'Vhier® possible the subscribers to these 
telephone numbers are to be identified. In those instances 
where the subscriber is an individual and there is no 
logical explanation for the contact, offices indices should 

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NH 100-19186 


be searched and established soifcces contacted for information 
concerning the subscriber. Thereafter, the matter should be 
handled in accordance with provisions of Sections 87D or 
122A, Manual of Instructions, pertaining to the investigation 
of individuals. If the subscriber is determined to be a 
business firm or organisation, consideration must be given 
to ascertaining the purpose of the contact . 

NEW HAVEN 

At New Haven, Connecticut 

Will identify the subscribers to telephone numbers within 
the State of Connecticut, in order that their relationship 
to the Black Panther Party in New Haven might be determined 
through investigation. 


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Cover Sheet for Informant Report 

FD-306 (3-21-58) 



ferial 



Date received 


Received from (name or symbol 

number) 


Received by 


11/22/69 





SA JOHN A. DA38AHER, JR. 


Method of delivery 

(check appropriate blocks) 





1 in person 


1 J by telephone 1 1 by mail 

i Xj orally 

(HU recording device 1 1 written by Informant 



If orally furnished and reduced to writing by Agent: 
Date 


Date of Report 

11/22/69 


Dictated 


to 


Date(s) of activity 


Transcribed 13/11/69 

Authenticated 

by Informant 


Brief description of activity or muterial 


11/21/69 


Black Panther Party - Miscellaneous 


Breakfast Program 


Remarks: 


File where original is located if not attached 

, .| FOIA(b) (7) - (D) | 



100-19186 
157-1079 

FOIA(b) (7) - (D) | 

157-1470 (W 0 WEAVER) 

157-1458 (R . WHITE) 

157-1514 (E. WHITE) 

157-1491 (VICTOR VALLICIO) 
157*1316 (D. MIRANDA) 

157-1451 (ROBERT WEBB) 
157-1450 (BELVA NEWSOM) 
157-2148 (GREGORY GREEN) 
157-1519 (ANNIE LEE LOCKHART) 
157-1288 BLACKS TONE RANGERS) 
157-1403 (BREAKFAST PROGRAM) 


JAD:cah 


(14) 


! 


Block Stamp 

/S-7-/C79- /&7 

Searched . „ . .^Indexed 0 v^/„ „ 
Serialized .^/gLS.Filed.^. . . 

DEC. 18, 1969 


FBI 


NEW HAVEN 


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Ora 11/21/69, attempts were made by ANNIE LEE LOCKHART,, 
DOLORES BURNEY, and GREGORY GREEN, to locate an apartment 
bouse that could be used by the Hartford Panthers for a 
meeting place. 

They tried to rent a place at Albany and Garden and on 
Nelson Street, and Martin on the third floor,. None were 
available at tins time. 

A man named Lorenstein in East Hartford, donated 20 dozen 
eggs to the breakfast program, 

A meeting was held at 35 Sylvan Avenue. New Haven, on the 
evening of 11/21/69. St was noted that a BELVA NEWSOM has 
a child with her at this address. It appears that she is 
living there with the baby boy for she always answers the 
phone. She acts as the Officer of the Day. taking and 
giving messages. 

The members who are assigned to New Haven have been told 
they are to write out reports on a daily basis, and then 
place them in special envelopes which are sent to the 
national headquarters . 

DOUG MIRANDA stated ROBERT WEBB is to travel to Springfield „ 
Massachusetts, Providence, and New Britain, where he will 
try to start up new chapters of the Panthers,. He will pro= 
babiy take EMILY WHITE with him. , When he is to start this 
recruiting trip was not stated , 

MIRANDA designated WILLIAM WEAVER to be a kind of Security 
officer in Hartford „ and his job will be to screen the 
people who would like to join the chapter before they are 
allowed to become members., 

The breakfast, program in Hartford is under way. the cooking 
being done by ROBERT WHITE, He uses the chant of the 
Panthers as a kind of prayer by the children before they 
eat. He also tries to teach them the 10 point program, 
WHITE is also in charge of contributions to the program, 
which is run from 7-9 am,, five days a week. 


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Those usually present at the program are ROBERT WHITS, 
BILL WEAVER, GREGORY GREEN,. CHICO VALLXCIO, ANNIE LEE 
LOCKHART, EMILY WHITE, and also a couple of the Black- 
stone Rangers. 


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Cover Sheet (or Informant Report or 
FD-306,(3-21-58) 


rial 




12/17/69 


Date received 

Received from (name or symbol number) 

Received by 

11/18/69 


FOIA(b) (7) - (D) 


SA JOHN A, DANAHER, JR. 


Method of delivery (check appropriate blocks) 


SHin person LLJ by telephone L. J by mail [3CJ orally L_j recording device I 1 written by Informant 


If orally furnished and reduced to writing by Agent: 

Date 

12/10/69 . Linda Christianson 


Dictated 


Transcribed 


12/17/69 


Authenticated 12/5/69 
by Informant 1 


Brief description of activity or material 


Black Panther Party rally in New York, 
11 /I 7/6 9 « 


Remarks: 


Date of Report 


11/17/69 


Date(s) of activity. 

11/17/69 


File where original is located if not attached 


FOIA(b) (7) - (D) 


100 - 

1.57 



119186 (BPP) 

1079 (BPP. Ha rt f or d ) 


'OIA(b) (7) - (D) 


(WILLIAM WEAVER) 
(BETH MITCHELL) 
(HENRY MITCHELL) 
(JACOB BETHEA) 
(RASCOE LEE) 
(RONALD TYSON) 
(ROBERT WHITE) 
(CLAUDE ARTIS) 
(RONALD FREEMAN) 
(BRUCE RYLES) 
(CORNELL WRIGHT) 
(JOEL BROWN) 
(BELVA NEWSOM) 
(VERNA HAMPTON) 


1 

1 

1 

1 

1 

6 


157-1316 

157-1451 

157- 

157-1374 
157-1348 
New York 
1 


(DOUG MIRANDA) 
(ROBERT WEBB) 
(EMILY WHITE) 
(C.M. JOHNSON) 
(GREGORY GREEN) 


1 - 
1 - 
1 - 
JAD/lec 
(32) 


100-161993 (BPP) 
157-BETH MITCHELL 
15 7 -HENRY MITCHELL 
15 7- JACOB BETHEA 
157-ROSCOE LEE 
15 7 -RONALD TYSON 
Bost on 

1 - 157-654 (BPP) 

157- (CLAUDE ARTIS) 

15 7- (RONALD FREEMAN) 
157- (JOEL BROWN) 

Block Stamp 


Se arched 

Serialized 


Indexed 


M Fifed * 


FBI - Haven 


hA 


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A rally of the. Black Panther Party was held in New York 
on November 17, 1969, to support the 21 Panthers mi o had 
been arrested by the New York Polices 


From Connecticut the following people *renfc to New York; 


WILLIAM WEAVER 
BETH MITCHELL 
HENRY MITCHELL 
JACOB BETHEA 
ROSCOE LEE 
RONALD TYSON 
ROBERT WHITE 


CLAUDE ARTIS 
RONALD FREEMAN 
BRUCE RYLES 
CORNELL WRIGHT 
JOEL BROWN 


'When the group left for New York* they left BELVA NEWSOM 
and VERNA HAMPTON behind to stay at the headquarters „ Many 
of the group went to New York in three U-HauL trailers, 
the rest went with WEAVER* 


MIRANDA was unable to go to New York as he stated there 
WHS H warrant out for his arrest because he bad threatened 
some. FBI agent, and the court restricted his travel-. 


did nob go for he was enjoying company with 
in Hartford and missed his ride* 


In New York , the group marched in front of the court house 
with placards, and leaflets® They also chanted slogans of 
the BPP. After leaving the court house, they moved up to 
the steps whe re speeches were given by members of the Young 
Lords from New York, Boston, and Chicago,, 

RONALD TYSON went over to his mother's house then came back 
to the BPP Headquarters, He has been transferred to New 
York from New Haven, 


FOIA(b) (6) 


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The New Haven and H artford members left for New Haven wher e 
they had a meeting. I I 


FOIA(b) (7) - (C) 


MIRANDA stated WEBB .is to live in New Haven > but he will 
travel back and forth to Hartford where he will help to 
organize this new chapter* At the moment MIRANDA said 
that GREGORY GREEN is in charge in. Hartford along with 
WILLIAM WEAVER, but they will take orders from WEBB { who 
will also conduct Political Education classes* 

MIRANDA then stated that he is making some, new assignments 
of a number of people. He assigned the following to the 
New York City chapter: 

BETH MITCHELL 
HENRY MITCHELL 
JACOB BETHEA 

He assigned CLAUDE ARTIS and RONALD FREEMAN to Boston along 
with JOEL BROWN. 

BRUCE RYLES s CORNELL WRIGHT and WILLIAM WEAVER were assigned 
to New Haven, WEAVER is to commute when needed in New Haven 
but most of his time is to be spent in Hartford, 


2 * 


ROSCOE LEE 
RONALD TYSON 



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Cover Sheet for Informant Report or ^Herial 
FD-306 (3-21-58). 


Date received Received from (name or symbol number) 

11/26/69 [ FOIA(b) (7) - (D) | ' ' 


Method of delivery (check appropriate blocks) 

□Din person f I by telephone ( 1 by mail iSLl orally 


Received by 

SA JOHN A e DANA HER, JR. 


1~ ] recording device I 1 written by Informant 


If orally furnished and reduced to writing by Agent: 
Date 

Date of Report 

11/2^/69 

12/15/69 

Transcribed ' » 

Authenticated 12/15/69 

by Informant 

Date(s) of activity 

11/25/69 

Brief description of activity or material 

BPP jBeetinRLk. 39 Sylvan Avenue, New Haven 


File where original is located if not attached 


FOIA(b) (7) -(D) : 


Remarks: 


100-19186 

157-1079 


1- f 

- (D) 1 ' 

1- 157-1470 

(W 0 WEAVER) 

1- 157-1248 

(G. GREEN) 

1- 157^@“ r 

(GEORGE GREEN) 

1- 157-1510 

(R' e FORBES) 

1- 157-1504 

(j; ELLISON) 

1- 157-1458 

(R„ WHITE) 

1- 157-1461 

(D* BURNEY) 

1- 157-1451 

(R« WEBB) 

1- 157-1316 

(D; MIRANDA) 

1- 157-1462 

(C. PINDERHUGHES) 

1- 157-1255 

(E. BROWN) 

1- 157-1472 

(J. WILSON) 

1- 157- 

(C. HON EGAN) 

1- 157-1284 

(BLACK STONE RANGERS) 

. i ' ' 1 T 

JAD:cah 

(17) 



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Block Stamp 

/.T 7 ~ /oyy- icft 

Searched, „ „ „ , Indexed,^- , 
Serialized!^). . Filed 0 V... 

DEC. 22, 1969 

FBI - NEW HAVEN 













• • 


A meeting of the Hartford group of the BPP was held at New Haven 
at Sylvan Avenue, 11/25/69. The following were present from 
Hartford and New Haven 

GREGORY GREEN 
GEORGS GREEN 
WILLIAM WEAVER 
ROLAND FORBES 
JAMES ELLISON 
ROBERT WHITE 
DOLORES BURNEY 
CECIL HONEGAN 

At this meeting ther© was a power struggle for GREGORY GREEN was 
to be brought to New Haven for two months for discipline. He 
said he would not go. MIRANDA let him get away with this, but 
said he would not be in charge of anything again. GREGORY GREEN 
agreed to this. 

ROBERT WEBB said he wanted to have ANNIE LIE LOCKHART brought to 
New Haven as she is his girl friend, and he wanted her to live 
with him. It was decided to ask her if she would go to New Haven 
to live. 

JAMES ELLISON was told that he is to be in charge of Hartford 
until further notice, and that GREGORY GREEN is to work with 
ROBERT WHITE. 

There were three new people present at the meeting, one woman 
and two males. No names were mentioned, but the woman said she 
was from out of state. 

MIRANDA stated that the BPP considered changing its name to the 
National Committee to Combat Fascism. 

WEBB said he was going to drive a U Haul to Boston soon, but did 
not say waht he would take with him or when he would return. 

It was announ@ed that the Blackstone Rangers had two members at 
the meeting this date. Their names were hot mentioned, but they 
were not the two that were with the unknown woman from out of 
state. ■ ; 


2 .* 


ROBERT WEBB 
DOUGLAS MIRANDA 
CAPPY PINDBRHUGHE5 
ELISE BROWN 
JIM WILSON 


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FD-306 (3-21-58) 


rial 


i 


Date received 

Received from (name or symbol number) 

Received by 

11/13/69 



SA JOHN A. DANAHER, JR. 


Method of delivery (check appropriate blocks) 

XQ£U in person ( I by telephone 1 I by mail orally !_J recording device 1 , 1 written by Informant 



1^- 157-1255 
/ - 157-1377 
1 - 157-1467 
1 - 157-1365 
1 - 157-1450 
1 - 157-1316 
1 - 157-1371 
1 - 157-1517 
1 - 157-1471 
1 - 157-1458 
1 - 157-1248 
1 - 157 -new 
1 - 157-1510 
1 - 157-1472 
1 - 157- 
JAD/gjr 
(18) 


ELISE BROWN 
BETH BRAGG 
CLAUDE ARTIS 
JACOB BETHA 
BELVA NEWSOM 
MIRANDA 
VERNON MILLER 
POSANDRA WILLIAMS 
RONALD FREEMAN 
ROBERT WHITE 
GREGORY GREEN 
GEORGE GREEN 
ROLAND FORBES 
JAMES WILSON 
JUDY 



Block Stamp 


/j"7- /<>7 9-//d 


SEARCHED____si_INDEXED i. 

serialize^IIfiled-^L 


DEC 101969. 

FBI — NEWHAVBNl 


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• * 


A meeting of the Black Panther Party gas held in New Haven, 

Conn., 11/12/69 at 35 Sylvan Ave., and the following 
were noted as being in attendance; 

Vernon Miller 
Posandra Williams 
Ronald Freeman 
Robert white 
William Weaver 
George Green 
Gregory Green 

Roland Forbes FOIA(b) (7) - (C) 


There were five new men and three women present, ail from 
New Haven. They did not mention any names. 

A group from Bridgeport, two men and si x women s hewed up also. 
They came to get guns, and after paying. I ~~\ for them 

they wanted to put them in the car. Doug said they had 
already been put there. The two men were dressed like 
panthers. They were about 27-28 years old. Four of the 
girls were about 16-17, one in the early 20’s, and one 
about 30 with a young child. 

Doug said that when Bobby Seale comes to New Haven the police 
will be in for a hot time, for organizers are coming to 
town and they will divert the police so that others can 
hit the gun shops and jewelry stores. 

The New Haven panthers now have their own mimeograph machine 
and it is reported to have been donated by the SDS from Yale 

The door of Sylvan Ave., has bolts through the wall which 
can be used to hold a bar in place. Doug said he would 
fire through the door if the police tried to raid this 
apartment. 

Jacob came in during the meeting and stated the donations 
are coming in fast. He had so much money that he took it 
from his jacket pockets and put it on the floor. Jacob, 

Bill Weaver, Elise and Miller counted the money. Jacob said 
that the money will not be put into the bank from now on, for 
it was believed that the police know just how much is 
available and that they then set for high bonds on any 
arrets just to create trouble. 

Doug Miranda said that more fulltime leadership is needed 
and he asked Weaver if he would be available. 

2 . 


Elise Brown 
Judy 

Beth Bragg 
Claude Artis 
Jacob Bet ha 
Belva Newsom 
Douglas 
James Wilson 


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FD-306 (3.-31-58) 


^^^rlal 


Date received 

11/24/69 

Received from (name of symbol number) 

Received by 

•. .|F0IA(b) (7) - (D) j - V.:' 

SA JOHN A*. DANA HER, JR, 


■j 


Method of delivery (check appropriate blocks) 


DE. in person L Jby telephone' I I by mail .djSorally . 1 _l recording device l J written by Informant 


If orally furnished and reduced to writing by Agent: 
Date 

Date of Report 

11/24/69 

Transcribed 12/15/69 ,/ : 

12/15/69 

Datq(s) of activity 

11/22-23/69 


Brief description of activity !or material 

Inforaatlon regarding 35 Sylvan Avenue, 
New Haven, and changes in authority in 

File where original is located if not attached 

* '• ; i . 

Hartford, 

F0IA(b) (7) -(D) 


Remarks^ 



100-19186 

157-1079 

FOIA(b) (7) 


157-1470 

157-1316 

157-1248 

157-Now 

157-1510 

157-1504 

157-1450 

157-1472 


JAD?cah 

( 11 ) 


• (D) | ■ 

(W„ WEAVER) 

(D. MIRANDA) 

(G o GREEN) 

(GEORGE GREEN) (ORA) 
(R; I0RBES) 

(J;, ELLISON) 

(B. NEWSOM) 

(J. WILSON) 




Block Stamp 


/S~7- IO "M- \W 

Searched, ,,_lndexed, . « 

SerializedvSM - Filed, , « 

FBI -(NEW RAVEN 
DEC. 16 1969 




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I ! ' 

A mass demonstration for Now Haven to support the Panthers in 
jail in New Haven and Niantic was held 11/22/69. Many people 
came from out of state by bus which was the usual way people 
traveled. 

There were five buses from the New York area, three from Boston, 
two from New Jersey, and three from Pennsylvania. 

In New Haven, WILLIAM WEAVER was left at 35 Sylvan Awe. , to 
protect BELVA NEWSOM and her child. She was acting as the 
Officer of the Day. 

There are two phones at 35 Sylvan Ave., one being an extension 
in the front room which was put in by ^IM WILSON. This phono 
was stolen by him from another building. 

In the event there is to be apything special taking place at 
headquarters, there are three guards placed outside with guns. 
One in front, one in the rear, and one in a car which is then 
parked across the street in front of a store called Chico’s. 

DOUGLAS MIRANDA announced after the demonstration Saturday, that 
WILLIAM WEAVER is to be the consultant and advisor to the group 
in Hartford. No activity in Hartford is to be taken by that 
group until they have discussed it with his., , He also said all 
are to walk the street in pairs for protection and also so that 
one can report any actions taken by outsiders against the other. 

A short meeting was held 11/23/69, at 500 Garden Street, Hart- 
ford , the home of ROBERT WHITE® At this time an announcement 
was made from MIRANDA to the effect that GREGORY GREEN is being 
replaced by JAMES ELLISON from New Haven. MIRANDA stated that 
GREEN was insubordinate which is why he was being replaced. 

GEORGE GREEN was also made the Lieutenant of Information and 
ROLAND FORBES relieved from the position and made an assistant 
to GEORGE GREEN. 



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” Sheet for Informant Report or W ’ iol 

, D-306 (Rev. 3-13-68) 


Date prepared 


Date received 


Received from (name or symbol number) 


11/ 14/69 I 

Method of delivery (check appropriate blocks) 


12/17/69 


Received by 


SA JOHN A. DANAHER, JR. 


!_ in person | | by telephone | | by mail [^J orally | | recording device | j written by Informant 

lly furnished and reduced to writing by Agent: I Date of. Report 


If orally furnished and reduced to writing by Agent: 
Date 


Dictated 


12/10/69 


Linda Christianson 


11/1 3/69 

Date(8) of activity 


Authenticated 

by Informant —12/5/69 

Brief description of activity or material 


11/14/69 


Misce llaneous 


File where original is located if not attached 


FOIA(b) (7) - (D) 


* INDIVIDUALS DESIGNATED BY AN ASTERISK!*) ONLY ATTENDED A MEETING AND DID NOT ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE. 
VIOLENCE OR REVOLUTIONARY ACTIVITIES WERE NOT DISCUSSED. 


FOIA (b) (7 ) - (D) 


A- 100-19186 (BPP) 

157-1079 (BPP, Hartford) 

1 - 157-1284 (Blackstone Rangers) 
1 - 157-1311 (MELVIN BRASWELL) 

1 - 157- (DAVID JOYNER) 

1 - 157-1371 (VERNON MILLER) 
JAD/lee / .. 

(7) .• ••. \ , • 




Block Stamp 


Searched 

Serialized, 


Indexed 


FBI - New Haven 


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On November 13, 1969, WILLIAM WEAVER, MELVIN BRASWELL, 
Mrs. QUEEN DAY, and a member of the Black stone Rangers 
were at the home of BRASWELL, 5 7h Barbour Street, 
Hartford. 

At that time,- was playing with a rifle that 

had almost the exact appearance of a 1903 Springfield 
caliber 30. 

At this time, it was stated that there is to be a 
program to feed breakfast to children by the K lack 
Panthers in Hartford, and they are to use the community 
hall of the St. Michaels Church on Clark Street. 

A man named DAVID from New Haven was to set up the 
first schedule for the program and assign people to 
work on it from New Haven. He will also come to 
Hartford and be assisted by VERNON MILLER. 


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Cover Sheet for Informant Report or Mo'^ p 

FD-306 (Rev. 3-13-68) 


Date prepared 


12/16/69 


LflMliRMiliraiJa 


Date received 


12/8/69 


Received from (name- or symbol number) 


FOIA(b) (7) - (D) 


Received by' 


JOHN A. DANAHER, Jr. 


Method of delivery (check appropriate blocks) 

' • r~l.in person i - [t~l by telephone |~1 by 'mail - f~^l orally ' [~| recording’ device f | written by Informant 

If orally furnished and reduced to writing; by Agent:. v. L ; ’ • . • | Date of Report • . 

i Date- }' 


Dictated ■ ' - ; 

12/16/69 

.Transcribed ’ • • ' ■ 


' 12/8/69 

\ Date(s) of activity^ 


12/5,6,7/69 


Authenticated; ■ •/ - — J 5 
■ hy. Informant ■ 1 • ‘ '/■ V 

Brief description of activity, or material ; V • . • . . . 

Meetings in New Haven at BPP Hqds. 



■ File where’ original is'located if not attached 


FOIA (b) (7 ) - (D) 


* INDIVIDUALS DESIGNATED BY AN ASTERISK (*) ONLY ATTENDED A MEETING AND DID NOT ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE. 
VIOLENCE OR REVOLUTIONARY ACTIVITIES WERE NOT DISCUSSED. 


cc: 100 - 1918^6 ‘ ; 


■ I FQiA(b) - (P) | 

157*1470 WILLIAM WEAVER 
157-1316 DOUG MIRANDA 
157-1310 BRUCE RYLES 
157-1458 ROBERT WHITE 
157-1451 ROBERT WEBB 
157-1283 ELAINE BROWN 
147-1371 VERNON MILLER 
157-1255 ELISE BROWN 
157-1268 CORNELL WRIGHT 
157-1346 JOEL BROWN 
15-7-1546 GEORGE GREEN 
52-1677 STOCKPILING ARMS 
157-1504 JAMES ELLISON 
157-1519 ANNIE LEE LOCKHART 
157-1284 BLACKST0NE RANGERS 
JAD/md 
(18) 


CLASSIFIED AND EXTENDED BY "5088=- Lo'fU 
REASON FOR EXTENSION FCIM, II, l-2.4.2(2) 

DATE OF REVIEW FOR y* ^ Q. ^ O-lj 
DECLASSIFICATION. / CT ~ O 


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SEARCHED 

serialized; 


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IttDjS^FlUO . 9~c^s" 

DEC 17 1969 

FBI — NEW HAVFN 


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>n 12/5/69 three people from Hartford came down to New Haven 
where they met with Doug Miranda at 35 Sylvan Ave<, The three 
were William Weaver, Bruce Ryles, and Robert White* 

OTlflyMii 

After they arrived, White left the building for some business, 
apparently selling the panther newspaper. 


Miranda then said that he wanted to send Weaver to Chicago and 
wanted him to take Robert Webb and Elaine Brown along also. They 
would go by Weaver's car on the NY Thruway to Rt, 90 in Penn,, and 
then to Painesville, Ohio, where they would call Chicago and wait 
for instructions as to the house in Chicago they would stay at. It 
had been, thought that VJhite would go first but after Weaver told 
Miranda that VJhite had been approached by the Hartford Police it was 
felt he could be a security risk. 

On 12/6/69 a large number of people were at 35 Sylvan Ave., 
for various activities. Those present were Vernon Miller, 

Bruce Ryles, Elise Brown, Elaine Brown, Cornell Wright, Doug 
Miranda, Joel Brown, George Green, William Weaver, Robert Webb, 

Judy Ca white girl), a Doug F„, and a lady who said she. is from 
Boston, She owns a home in Boston that is used for visitors to 
the Boston Hdqtrs, She is about 50 years old, 

| stayed at the 

New Haven house while tne rest went out to sell the newspaper. 

Those that stayed took all of the guns in the house out and ofii&d 
them, They-worked on 8 to 10 shotguns, pump and double barrels, 
about ID SO-^O rifles, 8^10 revolvers of 38 cal. There is also 
a sawed- off shotgun which is kept at the door and always picked up 
foi a ( b) (7 ; - (cj anybody rings the bell to get in the house. 

It was said tfa a .+~ I \ also keeps a shotgun by his front 

door at | _j He also has made a peep hoie to see all visitors 

On the duty roster there are three new names, Cox, Funderberg, . 

and Bay, but it is not know if these people are now in New Haven, *'(£) 


I* 


On 12/7/69 Weaver came back to New Haven with James Ellison 
who is now being replaced as Acting Captain in Hartford, It 
has been announced that Weaver will be in charge, but that he will 
be assisted by Webb who will come up to Hartford perhaps three 
days a week. Also coming to New Haven at this time were Annie Lee 
Lockhart, and George Green, (e) 


In New Haven at this same time were I foiA(b)(7) - (c> | a nd three carloads 
of people from Bridgeport, They brought guns up with them and said 
they would travel with guns from now on so that they could be 
prepared in case the police stopped them, 

TP* 


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One og the men from Bridgeport who dressed in a jacket and 
wore a fur hat like a Russian with a star on it, gave the 
others an indication that he carried a submachine gun under 
his jacket. He did not diow any gun, but just the way he ! 

acted, led to the suggestion that he had such a gun. \c) 

When five of the Bridgeport group left, they went away in a 1\ 
small car with a white girl driving. \[ 

Miranda said that he had assigned Robert Webb to speak at a 
gathering at Trinity to be held in the near future. He said 
he was going to have all of the Hartford group present to show 
strength. 

Webb also said that he wanted the Blackstone Rangers there at 
the talk. He then said that if the Hartford panthers wanted 
any kind of material they could contact the Rangers who will 
then steal it. 

Miranda said he wanted a front and side picture of all of the 
Hartford members, and he assigned George Green to take the 
pictures. 


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Cover Sheet for Informant Report or Material 
£D-306 (3-21-58) 


Date received 


Received from (name or symbol number) 


Received by 


11/19/69 




SA JOIN 

A. DANA HER, JR. . 

Method of delivery 

(check appropriate blocks) 




1 % 1 in person 


1 J by telephone 111711] by mail Lj&J orally 

(. J recording device 

1 H written by Informant 


If orally furnished and reduced to writing by Agent: 
Date 


Dictated 


. to . 


Transcribed _ 

Authenticated 
by Informant _ 


12/5/89 


Brief description of activity or material 

BLACK FARTHER MEETING, 500 GARDEN ST, 
HARTFORD. CONN. 




Remarks: 


Date of Report 




Date(s) of activity 


11/18/69 


F-ile where original is located if not attached 




COPIES : 



100-19186-BFP 
157-1079-BPP, Har tford 

| FOIA(b) (7) - (D) | 

157-1470-W. Weaver 
157-1451-R. Webb 
157- -W. Ryles 

157-1248-G. Green 
157-1458-R. White 
157-1514-E. Whit® 
157-1510-R. Forbes 
X57-1491-V. V&llieio 
157= -J. Ellison 

157-1471-R. Freeman 
157-1403-Breakfast Program 
157-1284-Biackston© Rangers 


JAD/pas 

(15) 


/s"> - - //y 

Block Stamp 


Searched Filed. .... 

Serialized. IndeseA^-r. . 


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JAN. 6 , 1970 (A 
FBI - NEW HAVEN' 












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Cover Sheet for Informant Report or Material 
FD-306 (3-21-58) 


1/6/70 


Date received 

Received from (name or symbol number) 

Received by 

11/18/69 

1 

SA JOHN A. DANAHER, JR. 


Method of delivery (check appropriate blocks) 

CxJln person I 1 by telephone L_J by mail LIS orally 


i I recording device [~ ) written by Informant 


If orally furnished and reduced to writing by Agent: 

Date 

12/1/69 Dictaphone 


Dictated 

Transcribed 


12/4/69 


Authenticated 12/5/69 
by Informant 


Brief description of activity or material 

Black Panther Party rally in New York 
11/17/69 


Date of Report 

11/17/69 


Date(s) of activity 


11/17/69 


File where original is located if not attached 


FOIA(b) (7) - (D) 

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100=119186 (BPP ) 

| FOIA(b) (7) - (D) ~1 

157-1079 (BPP, Hartford) 
157-1470 (Wo WEAVER) 
157=1377 (Bo MITCHELL) 
157=1355 (H. MITCHELL) 
157=1365 (Jo BETHEA) 
157-1356 (R. LEE) 
157-1357 (R. TYSON) 
157-1458 (R » WHITE) 
157-1467 (Co ARTIS) 
157-1471 (R. FREEMAN) 
157-1310 (B. RYLES) 
157-1268 (C. WRIGHT) 
157-1346 (j. BROWN) 
157-1450 (Bo NEWSOM) 
157-1386 (Vo HAMPTON) 
157-1316 (Do MIRANDA) 
157-1451 (Ro WEBB) 

157- (E. WHITE) 

157-1374 (C. Mo JOHNSON) 
157-1248 (G. GREEN) 


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FBI - 






A r &lly 
York on 
who had 


of the Black Panther Party was held in New 
November 17, 1969, to support the 21 panthers 
been arrested by the New York Police « 


From Connecticut the following people went to New 

Yorks 


WILLIAM WEAVER 
BETH MITCHELL 
HENRY MITCHELL 
JACOB BETHEA 
ROSCOE LEE 
RONALD TYSON 
ROBERT WHITE 


CLAUDE ARTIS 
RONALD FREEMAN 
BRUCE RYLES 
CORNELL WRIGHT 
JOEL BROWN 


When the group left for New York, the? left BELVA NEWSOM 
and VERNA HAMPTON behind fee stay at the headquarters . 
Many of the group went to New York in three U-H&ui 
trailers. The rest went with WEAVER. 


MIRANDA was unable to go to New York as he stated 
there was a warrant out for his arrest because he 
had treatened same FBI agent, and the court restricted 
his travel. 


ROBERT WEBB did not go for he was enjoying company with 
EMILY WHITE in Hartford and missed his ride. 


:he gr«sp marched in front of the court house 


placards, and leaflets* They also chanted slogans 


In New York, 
with 

of the BPP. After leaving the court house they moved up 
to the steps where speeches were given by members of the 
Young Lords from New York, Boston, and Chicago. 


RONALD TYSON want over to his mother’s house then came 
back to the BPP headquarters. He has been transferred 
to New York from New Haven. 


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The New Haven and Hartford members left for New Haven 
where they had a meeting. At this time, MIRANDA stated 



MIRANDA stated WEBB is to live in New Haven, but he 
will travel back and forth to Hartford where he will 
help to organize this new chapter. At the moment 
MIRANDA said that GREGORY GREEN is in charge in 
Hartford along with WILI IAM WEAVER, but they will take 
orders from WEBB, who will also conduct Political 
Education classes. 

MIRANDA then stated that he is making soma new assign- 
ments of a number of people. He assigned the following 
to the New York City chapter; 

BETH MITCHELL ROSCOE LEE 

HENRY MITCHELL RONALD TYSON 

JACOB BETHEA 

/ 

He assigned CLAUDE ARTIS and RONALD FREEMAN to BosTrt 
along with JOEL BROWN. 

BRUCE RYLES > CORNELL WRIGHT and WILIIAM WEAVER were 
assigned to New Haven. WEAVER is tc commute when needed 
in New Haven, but most of his time is to be spent in 
Hartfo rd. 


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Cover Sheet for informant Report ofl 
FD-306 *^3-21*58) 


iterial 


Date received 

Received from (name or symbol number) 

Received by 

12/1/69 

|F0IA(b) (7) - (D) | 

SA JOHN A. DANA HER, JR 0 


Method of delivery (check appropriate blocks) 

apin person 1 1 by telephone I _] by mall KD orally \ J recording device C_.D written by Informant 


If orally furnished and reduced to writing by Agent: 
V Date 


Dictated 


j - ' . 1 


Transcribed _ 12/ 15/9 9, 

Authenticated 
by Informant .. T . ?/ * 


Brief description' pf.'acUvity or**materiai. . • • : . . . / 

Weapon s at BPP Headquarters, Mew Haven : 
Mlsc. Info re BPP house ia Hertford: 
Promotion of a member, . 


Date of Repqrt 

12/1/69 


Date(s) of activity 

I * i 

11/29/69 


File where original Is located if not attached 


FOIA(b) (7) - (D) 


Remarkst 


Is 100-19186 
@2 157-1079 
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1- 157-1316 
1- 157-1451 
1- 157-1470 
1- 157-1371 
1- 157-1268 
1- 157-1310 
1- 157- 
1- 157-1248 
1- 157-1491 
1- 157- 
1- 157-1519 
JAD:cal|. 

(14) 


- (D) 

TETTf 


?rakda) 

(m WEBB) 

(W c WEAVER) 

(W MILLER) 

(C. WRIGHT) 

(B“ RYLES) 
(GEORGE GREEN) 
(GRIGORY GREEN) 
(C. VALLICO) 
(OOOGo LNU) 

(A, L. LOCKHART) 





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DBCt 22, 196p 

FBI - NEW HAVEN 













A general meeting of the BPP was held in New Haven 11/29/69 
at 35 Sylvan Avenue, The following persons were present: 


DOUGLAS MIRANDA 
ROBERT WEBB 
WILLIAM WEAVER 
VERNON MILLER 
,, CORNELL WEIGHT 

M ' ! . . 

At this time, I FoiA(b> pi - (o . ^ | brought out four 

guns they said were purchased that day in Bridgeport, Conn. 
They had % .16 gauge shotgun, a pump-action shotgun, a P38 
pistol and a .32 caliber revolver. 


GREGORY GREEN 
GEORGE GREEN 
CHICO VALLICO 
BRUCE RYLES 
DOUG LNU 


' FoiA(b) (?) - ip [ cu t the barrel from the .16 gauge shotgun 90 
that it is about 18 inches long. No mention was made as to the 
store or person from whom the guns were purchased. 


MIRANDA stated that the apartment in Hartford at the corner of 
Westland and Garden over the meat market there is idee 1 for a 
Panther house. WEBB stated the owner wants $150 a month for 
rent, but if he won't come down they will tell him that he will 
be burned out. 1 


It was noted that WEBB is driving a very new Pontiac green sport 
model car, Connecticut registration HC 6268. 

MIRANDA wants Hartford to buy a car, and GEORGE GREEN suggested 
they buy his father's which is a 1961 Ford: This sounded like 

a good idea for it was cheap.' 

MIRANDA then designated WILLIAM WEAVER to be Assistant Captain 
of the Hartford group. \ , 

' V PY'i li i ■' 

After the meeting, WEBB came to Hartford tp see a girl, ANNIE LEE 
LOCKHART. He brought BRUCE RYLES and CORNELL WRIGHT with him. 

. . . t . v '• • 1 • ( ' *• } ■ • . . 1 




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Cov^r Shoe'* for Informant Report or Mn* 

FD--06 (Rdv. 3-13-68) 


Date received 


Received from (name or symbol number) 


Date prepared 


1245/60 


Received by 


JOHN A. DANAHER, Jr. 


12/4/69 H JOHN A. DANAHER, Jr. 

Method of delivery (check appropriate blocks) - ■ ' 

^ j in person | | by telephone | | by mail | | orally | | recording device [ | written by Informant 


If orally furnished and reduced to writing by. Agent: 
Date 


Dictated 


Transcribed 


Date of Report 


12/4/69 


Date(s) of activity 


12/15/6* 


12/4/69 


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Authenticated , ^ f- —"1 >0 

by Informant • ■ I u 


Brief description of activity or material 




and possible trip to Chicago.: : 

\ • ’ • 1 t { File where original is located if not attached 


FOIA(b) (7) - (D) 


* INDIVIDUALS DESIGNATED BY AN' ASTERISK (*) ONLY ATTENDED A MEETING AND DID NOT ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE. 
VIOLENCE OR REVOLUTIONARY ACTIVITIES WERE NOT DISCUSSED. ' • ‘ .‘. C ; . ' ' ! •.<)"•:: 


cc: 100-19186 (BPP) 

;157^r079> (BPP, H tfd . ) 

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157-1^70 WILLIAM WEAVER 
157-1504 JAMES ELLISON 
157-1491 CHICO VALLIC0 
167-1563 CECIL HONEGAN 
157-1316 DOUG MIRANDA 
157-1317 DAVID QUICK 
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There was a meeting on the street in Hartford with William 
Weaver, James Ellison, Chico Vallico, and Cecil Honegan. 

Honegan is reported to have said he wanted to join the BP? 
in Hartford, but when he was told that he would have to 
obey orders from the Captain and follow rigid rules of 
discipline he said he could not accept that and xrould not 
join, but he would help them if they needed him* 

It appears that a security officer has been designated by 
Miranda, for it was said that William Weaver is to run 
some security checks on all new members* 

Ellison said that Weaver was to be sent to Chicago, for 
some unknown reason.. When Miranda was contacted he said he 
had issued such orders. The orders are that Weaver is to 
get to Chicago and bring back some members to New Haven. lie 
will also have some type of equipment put into the trunk 
which will then be locked. The key will be taken from him 
and then sent to New Haven by mail £ This is to prevent 
anybody from going into the trunk;;" He said one of the reasons 
for making a trip by car is to prevent the FBI from knowing 
sho is traveling. They have pictures of all the members and 
watch all airline and bus stations, and railroad stations. 

It is thought that Bruce Ryles and Robert White might also 
go with him;. 

It was said that David Quick has left the BPP for he does not 
follow their thinking, 


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Date received 


Received from {name or symbol number) 

I FOIA(b) 17) - (D) I 


Received by 

SA JOHN A „ DANAHER, JR. 


12/12/69 | FoiAti : SA JOHN A . DANAHER, JR 

Method of delivery (check appropriate blocks) 

tCXl in person I 1 by telephone L."_J by mail UQC] orally L_.D recording device V 1 written by Informant 


If orally furnished and reduced to writing by Agent: 

Date 

Dictated 12/17/69 Patricia Breychak 


Dictated 

Transcribed 


Transcribed 12/17/69 

Authenticated 1/10 /7A 

by Informant A f XiS/ * U 

Brief description of activity or muterial 


Date of Report 

12/17/6 9 

Date(s) of activity 


12/12/69 


Remarks: 


File where original is located if not attached 

I FOIA(b) (7) - (D) I 


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l - 
l - 
l - 
l - 
l - 
l - 
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JAD: 
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100-19186 (BPP) 

FOIA(b) (7) - (D) 


157-10 X9* 

157-1316 

157-1470 

157-1458 

157-1248 

157-1546 

157-1519 

157-1491 

157-1510 

157-1268 

157-1310 

157-1450 

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(BPP-Hartford ) 
(D. MIRANDA) 
(W, WEAVER) 

(R. WHITE) 

(G. GREEN) 
(GEORGE GREEN) 
(A „ LOCKHART) 
(C. VALLICO) 
(R. FORBES) 

(C. WRIGHT) 

(B, RYLES) 

(B. NEWSOM) 




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1970 

FBI - NEW 

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A of the Fart ford BFP was held 12/32/69 at the hotwe of 

ROBERT 'KJUtS, S00 Garden St. The following people were presen 


CM ICO VALLICO 
BOUND FORBES 


william weaver 

ROBERT WHITE 
GRIGORY GREEK 
GEORGE GBEEY 
A NR IE LEE LOCKHART 

iCH *TE said that BRi-CE RYLES a fid CORNELL WBfGKT wer-’ not at the 
meeting ’because they had gone to fcew Haven, alter having: appeared 
v , „•, rji'—- stolen ear case. He also said that there woure. 

? V *I ~/.%ore sheetings io Hartford until ROBERT WEBB comes to Hartford 
“o kindle ' the~P£ classes. He- said this is probably goin§. to be 
s f ter the speaking engagement at the University of Hariiord on tr.e 


hA*' 

l?th. 


V,. was announced that R 05AHD FORBES was under suspension for two 
weeks’" and that during this period he could only sell ine papers, 
but not attend meetings. They did not say what caused fcLe sus- 
pension, but it is thought to be the fact he stole eggs from the 
breakfast program that brought the punishment which was given by 

M XFUiNDA . 


rroiA(b)( 7 ) - icnsaid he keeps his shotgun by the front door _ in case 
the police come to iil-s bouse . He also has put a peep hole iu the 

door . 

N- a w H?veri it has been noticeable that BELVA NEWSOM has hot been 
around for- about two weeks. She appears to have taken the iitt,.o 
boy with her when she left. 


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